About the Provost & Deans
Provost, Richard Ice, Ph.D.
The Provost is the chief academic officer of both the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University and reports directly to the two Presidents. The Provost is responsible for overseeing and managing the quality, integrity, and coherence of all academic programs, ensuring their congruence with the missions and educational objectives of CSB and SJU. They are responsible for inspiring and promoting a distinctive and rigorous academic vision and developing and implementing academic priorities and goals.
Dean of the Faculty, Pamela Bacon, Ph.D.
The Dean of the Faculty serves as the key academic administrator engaged in the hiring, retention, and development of faculty. They are responsible for hiring faculty, ensuring development opportunities for faculty to effectively execute their duties, supporting faculty in their duties, and coordinating with the Academic Dean to ensure the appropriate staffing of academic programs. The Dean of the Faculty assists the provost in determining the proper faculty composition for the effective implementation of the academic programs.
Academic Dean, Barbara May, Ph.D.
The Academic Dean serves as the key administrator engaging in curricular matters and works with departments and programs on assessment of student learning. They are responsible for scheduling, evaluation/assessment, and matters of student and faculty interpretation of educational policy. The Academic Dean is also the final authority on student academic issues. They are accountable to the provost for the orderly administration of academic programs.