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Barry Pearson, MFA
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office: Student Services Building, Third Floor, Room 336B
Tel. (914) 251-6020 | Fax (914) 251-6019 | Email

The provost reports directly to the president and works with all Purchase College constituencies to build a strong sense of community. His responsibilities include leadership in academic programs and services, strategic planning, general education and assessment, and faculty development, and supervision of the academic budget. He also serves as the liaison between the central administrative offices of the State University of New York and the Purchase community for such initiatives as the implementation of general education requirements and outcomes assessment measures.

The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs oversees each of the college’s academic units, together with major areas of institutional, academic, and sponsored research planning, assessment, and support:

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Academic Affairs Unit Plan:
2011 Update 
March 9, 2011 

Academic Affairs Unit Plan 
March 8, 2010 

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