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Located on the third floor of Middle College, the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College oversees all college operations directly pertaining to the academic program, the faculty, and academic administration.

The Provost Office Co-Management Team of Donna Oliver, Chair of the Academic Strategic Planning Committee, Sylvia López, Chair of the Faculty Status and Performance Committee, and Associate Deans Lisa Anderson-Levy and Yaffa Grossman work together on provost's office business.


General Contact

3rd Floor, Middle College
700 College Street
Beloit, WI 53511

  • Phone: (608) 363-2667
  • Fax: (608) 363-2717

Donna Oliver

Chair, Academic Strategic Planning Committee
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures

Donna Oliver serves on Senior Staff, co-leads Beloit Forward Committee #1: The Budget Imperative, and coordinates strategic planning related to the academic program.

Sylvia López

Chair, Faculty Status and Performance Committee
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures

Sylvia López serves on Senior Staff, co-leads Beloit Forward Committee #2: Understanding and Responding to Enrollment Declines, Retention Declines, and the Campus Experience, and is responsible for faculty personnel issues that involve conversations with the provost's office.

Yaffa Grossman

Associate Dean of the College
Director of the Liberal Arts in Practice Center
Professor of Biology

  • Offices: Sanger Science Center 332 and Liberal Arts in Practice Center
  • Phone: (608) 363-2219
  • Email: grossman@beloit.edu

Associate Dean Grossman is responsible for advising oversight and support, Community-Based Learning, Career Development, Field Experience Grant Program, Upward Bound Program, Help Yourself Program, Campus and Community Outreach Center, student/faculty research, and the Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education at Beloit (CELEB).  Yaffa Grossman serves on Beloit Forward Committee #4: The Turnaround.

Lisa Anderson-Levy

Associate Dean of the College
Professor of Anthropology

  • Office: Godfrey Anthropology Building, Room 110

Associate Dean Anderson-Levy is responsible for faculty development, summer program development, assessment, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Lisa Anderson-Levy serves on Beloit Forward Committee #3: Telling our Story to Ourselves and the Marketplace.

Sheila Gustafson

Assistant to the Provost and Dean of the College

Sheila Gustafson is responsible for faculty salary budget, faculty search coordination, Academic Strategic Planning (ASP) support, department accounting, Professional and Program Development Committee (PPDC) and Keefer accounting, new faculty support, and Academic Affairs support staff liaison.

Kathryn A. Johnson

Executive Administrative Assistant

Kathryn Johnson is responsible for the front office and phones, faculty search coordination, Student Affairs liaison (honors terms, appeals), department and faculty assessment support, Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST) support, Faculty Status and Performance (FS&P) support, Curriculum Oversight and Administration (COA) support, Senate administration, committee elections/assignments, event planning, and Administrative Policy Manual (APM) administration.