Melody J. Tankersley, Ph.D.

Melody Tankersley, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Provost
Division of Academic Affairs


  • B.S., Winthrop University
  • M.Ed., Winthrop University
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia

Job Description

Serves as the senior administrative officer responsible for the Division of Academic Affairs in the absence of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Senior Associate Provost Tankersley is the most senior among the associate provosts, will represent the Provost as needed, and manages designated areas that include direct supervision of non-academic departments and units. The Senior Associate Provost administers and provides leadership of education, programs, and services, and reports to the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Direct Reports

  • Assistant Provost, Accreditation, Assessment and Learning, Susan Perry
  • Associate Vice President, Curriculum, Therese Tillett
  • Special Assistant, Jennifer Butto (Hebebrand)
  • Senior Administrator for Community Outreach, Justin Hilton
  • Director, Institutional Research, Wayne Schneider

Contact, 330-672-8613

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