Suzanne C. Kennedy

Associate Provost ad interim for Undergraduate Affairs

Suzanne (Sue) Kennedy was appointed Associate Provost ad interim for Undergraduate Affairs in December 2019 and additionally serves as Senior Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs. In her interim role, Sue provides leadership on a host of core academic efforts – from innovative curriculum development to creative uses of educational technology and honors programming – working closely with Boston University’s 17 schools and colleges to promote collaboration and strengthen the undergraduate experience. In addition to providing a central voice from the Provost’s office on matters related to undergraduate education, Sue oversees the BU Hub, the Center for Teaching & Learning, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and Kilachand Honors College, and pursues special projects around online education, interdisciplinary programs, and academic advising. Key to her efforts is expanding and supporting student access to all aspects of BU’s offerings across disciplines.

Sue has been an Assistant Provost at Boston University since 2000. Prior to that, she served as Assistant to the Provost and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. As Senior Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, she works closely with the Associate Provosts for Undergraduate and Graduate Affairs on issues such as the formulation and review of academic policies, review of curricula, and development of University-wide practices and procedures. Additionally, she oversees the office that conducts the selection and endorsement processes related to nationally competitive scholarships, which include the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Fulbright, Carnegie, Goldwater, Luce, Truman, and Udall scholarships.

At BU, she serves as a member of the Undergraduate Council, University Council Committee on Graduate Academic Programs and Policies, University Council Committee on Undergraduate Programs and Policies, Advising Network, HEOA Compliance Committee, Bulletin Steering Committee, Athletic Advisory Board, Religious Life Council, Security Council, Loan Policy Committee, and chairs the BU Hub Advising Satellite Committee.  Sue also acts as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

Sue is a member of the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA), a professional organization for advisors for merit-based scholarship and fellowship competitions. She is a founding member of the steering committee of the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, facilitating Boston University’s participation as an inaugural member.

Sue earned her AB in Government from Smith College and her MA in History from Boston University.

Learn more about the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs.