About Us


Dr. Susan Jeffords, Ph.D.

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs


Press Release

Who We Are

Academic Affairs is the central administrative office, with responsibility for the institutional academic mission, programming and policy implementation, support programs for academic personnel and students, academic fiscal management, and collective bargaining with the American Association of University Professors, (AAUP-PSU Chapter), and the Portland State University Faculty Association, (PSUFA).

Academic Affairs is guided by the Provost who serves as chief academic officer of the university. Working with deans and other administrators, the Provost collaborates with the campus and external communities to achieve the academic mission and vision of the University.

The Vice Provosts in Academic Affairs bring a range of skills and expertise.

Academic Affairs is the administrative home for all academic units. See our organizational chart.

For individual Academic Affairs units, please refer to the listing. To review Portland State's administrative organization, see the university organizational chart.

Contact our Academic Affairs Office for more information.

Portland State Vision

Our vision is to be an internationally recognized urban university known for excellence in student learning, innovative research, and community engagement that contributes to the economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and quality of life in the Portland region and beyond. Learn more about Portland State's vision, mission and values.