Office of the Provost
Joseph E. Zimmer, Ph.D.
Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Education
Dr. Zimmer is the chief academic officer for the university, overseeing RMU’s four schools, their degree programs, scholarly research, the Elaine Boyd Library, Student Life and Special Academic Programs.
Sushil K. Acharya, Ph.D.
Vice President Research, Global Initiatives, and Development
Professor of Software Engineering
Jon Radermacher, M.F.A.
Vice Provost, Academic Administration
Associate Professor of Media Arts
Prof. Radermacher oversees academic operations, manages and leads improvement on academic software applications, including Banner, CLAS, FAP, PTFCAS and the curriculum tracking system, assists in new program development, supervises the Office of the Registrar, oversees the Academic Integrity process, manages various academic budgets, and liaises with IT and facilities regarding academic technology and space.
Timothy Schlak, Ph.D.
Associate Provost, Academic Alliances
Associate Professor of Learning Resources
Dr. Schlak is responsible for establishing, maintaining and updating articulation agreements with high schools, community colleges, and other universities working in coordination with the Office of the Registrar and the Deans' Council.
Maureen Keefer, M. Ed.
Dean of Students
Ms. Keefer oversees several student service areas including the Center for Student Success, Campus Ministry, Residence Life, the Counseling Center, and MyHealth RMU (Student Health Center). She also serves as the Advisor to RMU's fraternities and sororities and to the Student Government Association. As Dean of Students, she also assists students with matters related to the Code of Student Conduct, emergency assistance and campus resources, and initiatives that support student retention and success.
Daniell Matthews, Ed.D.
Ms. Matthews ensures the integrity, accuracy, and security of all academic records of current and former students, provides leadership in planning, organizing, and managing all of the activities related to the operations of the Office of the Registrar, and ensures that these activities and operations reflect best practices.