Office of the Provost
Welcome to the Office of the Provost at ETSU
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Wilsie S. Bishop
Senior Vice President for Academics
and Interim Provost
The Provost’s Office provides:
As part of a comprehensive university with more than 14000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, the Provost’s Office plays a signification role in providing services and policies that support the creation, implementation, and advancement of the university's teaching, research, and service mission. Reporting directly to the University President, the Senior Vice President for Academics and Provost is responsible for the academic integrity of the university.
Key functions and activities sponsored through the Provost’s Office can be accessed by clicking on the tabs to the left.
About the Provost:
Dr. Wilsie Bishop was appointed Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Provost on May 13, 2019. A tenured professor in the College of Public Health, she previously served as Vice President for Health Affairs; Vice President for Administration and Chief Operating Officer; Dean of the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Associate Vice President for Health Affairs, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Interim Chair of the Department of Baccalaureate Degree Nursing at ETSU.
Dr. Bishop received her Doctor of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California from which she also earned a Masters of Public Administration and a Masters of Education. She holds a Master of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Active in peer review accreditation, in 2019, Dr. Bishop received the James Rogers Distinguished Service award from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the highest award given to a volunteer for the Commission. She also hold the Demetria Gibbs Outstanding Chair Award and the Meritorious Service Award given by SACSCOC. Her service also extends to being a former board member of the Association of Academic Health Centers. She is currently a member of the Public Health Sub-Committee of the Defense Health Board which reports to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Defense.
Dr. Bishop has been recognized by both of her alma maters for distinguished service. In 2013, she was inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame.