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VII. Appendices

VII.C. Information on Divisions of the University

VII.C.1. Board of Visitors VII.C.2. Office of the President
VII.C.3. Division of Academic Affairs VII.C.4. Division of Administration and Finance

VII.C.5. Division of Student Affairs and University Planning

VII.C.6. Division of University Advancement

VII.C.1. Board of Visitors

The governing body of James Madison University is the Board of Visitors, which by state statue is responsible for overseeing the effective governance of the university. The Board of Visitors consists of 15 members appointed by the governor and a nonvoting student member elected by the student body. For more information, see:

VII.C.2. Office of the President

The president of James Madison University has been given full administrative responsibility for the university by the Board of Visitors and statutes of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The president is assisted in the administration of the university by a number of major administrative positions, including the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, senior vice president for administration and finance, senior vice president for student affairs and university planning, vice president for access and enrollment management, vice president for advancement, special assistant to the president for diversity, university counsel, and executive assistant to the president.

In the implementation of the overall administrative responsibility for the university, the president calls on faculty members, students, administrators and staff members for advice and assistance. This is accomplished primarily through appointed and elected representatives from the faculty, student body, administration and staff.

VII.C.3. Division of Academic Affairs

The provost is the university's chief academic officer and is accountable to the president for all aspects of academic administration. The provost is responsible for coordinating the university's academic programs, the offices that support the academic mission, and many offices serving student needs.

For more information, see: The provost oversees the following areas. More information is available at the following websites.

Colleges and Academic Units: Academic Administrative and Support Units:
College of Arts and Letters
Academic Policy and Curriculum Services
College of Business
Academic Program Review
College of Education
Academic Student Services

College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Center for Assessment and Research Studies
College of Integrated Science and Engineering
Center for Faculty Innovation
College of Science and Mathematics
Economic Development and Partnership Programs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Honor Council
General Education Program
International Programs

Graduate School

Libraries and Educational Technology
University Studies
Outreach and Engagement
Research and Scholarship
Sponsored Programs
Student Success Programs
Technology Transfer

VII.C.4. Division of Access and Enrollment Management

The offices within the Division of Access and Enrollment Management support the university mission through the recruitment and retention of students and the coordination of university events such as commencements. In addition, we support the strategic emphases of the institution, specifically in promoting and sustaining our efforts for a diverse community and a campus that embraces environmental stewardship. The division coordinates the enrollment activities to promote a quality environment that fosters a successful transition to college through graduation.

For more information, see The Vice President for Access and Enrollment oversees the following areas:

  • Admision
  • Centennial Scholars
  • Diversity
  • Enrollment Management
  • Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World
  • Preparing Future Faculty
  • Professors in Residence
  • University Events

VII.C.5. Division of Administration and Finance

The Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance is responsible for the effective day-to-day management of the University. He also assists the President in establishing university-wide plans and priorities and plays a central role in advancing the University's development through the most effective use of its human and financial resources.

The Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance is responsible for planning, policies and management of all fiscal and administrative support functions. He is directly responsible for the management and direction of the University's information technology efforts including telecommunications; physical plant operations; resource planning, budget, capital outlay, facilities planning and construction and institutional research; administrative services including the bookstore, food services, printing services, parking, postal services, police and safety; and finance including all accounting functions, and risk management. In addition, he also serves as the legislative liaison for the University.

For more information, see The Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance oversees the following areas:

Budget Management (

  • Budget Development
  • Budget Revisions

Business Services (

  • Arboretum
  • Bookstore
  • Card Services
  • Copy Centers
  • Dining Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Parking Services
  • Postal Services
  • Procurement
  • Real Property
  • Space Management

Finance (

  • Accounts Payable
  • Controller, Accounting and Reporting
  • Controller, Disbursements and Accounting Operations
  • Payroll Services
  • University Business Office

Human Resources, Training, & Performance (

  • Human Resources
  • Program Development
  • Training

Information Technology (

  • Computing Support
  • Information Systems
  • Technical Services
  • Telecommunications

Intercollegiate Athletics (

  • Compliance/SWA
  • Development
  • External Operations
  • Facilities and Events
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Programs
  • Student-Athlete Services

Public Safety (

  • Risk Management
  • Transportation Demand Management
  • University Police

VII.C.6. Division of Student Affairs and University Planning

The senior vice president for student affairs and university planning serves as the executive officer responsible for the development of a campus environment conducive to the positive educational and personal growth of students. The senior vice president, faculty members and staff members, working cooperatively with students, develop diverse programs and services designed to meet the needs of individual students and the university community.

For additional information, see: The vice president for student affairs and university planning oversees the following areas. More information is available at the following websites.

Multicultural Awareness and Student Health 

Associate Vice President

Center for Multicultural/International Student Services

Counseling and Student Development Center

University Health Center

Student Life

Associate Vice President

Dean of Students

Residence Life

University and College Centers

University Recreation

Student Success

Associate Vice President

Career and Academic Planning

Community Service Learning

Learning Resource Centers


Student Success

University Planning

Associate Vice President for University Planning and Analysis

Institutional Research

Judicial Affairs

VII.C.7.  Division of University Advancement

The senior vice president for university advancement has the primary responsibility for the areas of advancement information services, communications and marketing, constituent relations and development. The division is organized into programs for internal and external communications; parent, alumni and donor relations; and fundraising. In addition, advancement information services accepts gifts to the university and provides reports of alumni from internal requests. All fundraising and alumni outreach activities should be coordinated with University Advancement.

For more information, see: The senior vice president for university advancement oversees the following areas. For more information, please view the individual websites.

Advancement Information Services

Advancement Gifts and Records

Alumni Relations

Annual Giving


Constituent Relations

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Data Analysis and Reporting


Donor Relations

Faculty Emeriti Association

Major Gifts



Planned Giving

Parent Relations

Principal Relationships Development

Prospect Research

Public Affairs

Quality Assurance