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Office of the Provost

Ensuring the integrity and quality of Western’s programs.

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The Office of the Provost is responsible for ensuring the integrity and quality of Western’s academic program and promotes Western’s values of Courage, Growth, Inclusivity, Integrity, and Stewardship in all offices and programs which support academics.

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Western Colorado University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Animal Research

Western Colorado University complies with subchapter A (section 2.31) of the Animal Welfare Act.

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Human Research Committee

At Western Colorado University, doing business as Western Colorado University, research involving human subjects complies with federal policy pertaining to the protection of human subjects (45 CFR part 46, as amended).

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Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research performs statistical and analytical studies that support the academic, co-curricular and administrative functions of the University…

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Shared Governance

On the basis of our belief that the basic aim of Western Colorado University is to provide the best possible education for its students, and that the faculty should accept…

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Cluster Cohort Hire: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity

To further advance our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity, Western Colorado University is excited to announce a DEI Cluster Hire for faculty across a wide range of academic areas.

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Western's Commitment to Sustainability

Western fosters a deep commitment to sustainability and works to uphold this value through a variety of institutional initiatives.

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Colorado Open Records Policy

In accordance with legislation regarding the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), Western has adopted a written policy outlining how CORA requests will be facilitated at Western.

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Office of the Provost


Jessica Young, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Administrative Assistant

Katie Walters

Executive Assistant to the Vice President

Contact Information


Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Taylor Hall 322
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231