Undergraduate Affairs

The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs provides leadership for University-wide academic programs, promotes curricular innovation, and facilitates the collaboration of Boston University’s 17 schools and colleges to strengthen the undergraduate experience. The office supports students applying for prestigious national and international scholarships; awards student scholarships and prizes for academic achievement; and confers faculty awards for excellence in teaching.

Suzanne Kennedy

Associate Provost ad interim for Undergraduate Affairs Suzanne Kennedy 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. Learn more about the Associate Provost ad interim for Undergraduate Affairs.

David Carballo

Assistant Provost for General Education David Carballo provides leadership for the BU Hub, BU’s first University-wide general education program for undergraduate students. He works collaboratively with faculty and staff across the University to foster further curricular development to fulfill the Hub’s potential and guides evolution of the Hub by leading the groups responsible for its evaluation and review. Learn more about the Assistant Provost for General Education.

Laura Johnson

Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Advising Laura Johnson is responsible for supporting and assuring excellent academic advising for all students across the undergraduate schools and colleges of BU. She collaborates with advising leadership in the schools and colleges and with academic and operational units across campus to develop strong supports for students. Learn more about the Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Advising.

Gillian Pierce

Assistant Provost for Academic Assessment Gillian Pierce coordinates the University’s learning outcomes efforts, chairs the University Task Force on the Evaluation of Teaching, and provides support to faculty, staff, departments, schools and colleges in developing simple and effective strategies to assess student learning in face-to-face, blended and online programs, and in co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. Learn more about the Assistant Provost for Academic Assessment.

Meet the Staff

Jeff Berg

Director of National and International Scholarships berg@bu.edu

Morgan Danna

Administrative Coordinator mdanna@bu.edu

Courtney Mansfield

Administrative Coordinator cmans@bu.edu

Allison Varney

Financial Administrator avarney@bu.edu

Emma Zheng

Administrative Coordinator yzheng93@bu.edu

You may reach us by telephone at: (617) 353-2230.

The BU Hub

Introduced in fall 2018, the BU Hub is a university-wide general education program for undergraduate students that emphasizes working across disciplines to prepare for a complex and diverse world. Read more.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Providing high-achieving students with guidance on competitive scholarships and fellowships before and after graduation. Read more.

Kilachand Honors College

The mission of the Kilachand Honors College is to create and realize a contemporary vision of the liberal arts. Read more.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Nurturing curiosity and cultivating relationships between faculty and students beyond the classroom. Read more.

Program Learning Outcomes Assessment

Providing faculty a means to ask a fundamental question about the programs they design and teach. Read more.

Academic Advising

For Academic Advisors: The Advising Network