Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Welcome to Franklin Pierce University, a community of dedicated educators and talented, energetic students who seek to make a positive impact in our University work together and in their larger communities as leaders of conscience. A Franklin Pierce education prepares students to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world at the same time it instills a sense of responsibility towards that world. Franklin Pierce University remains a uniquely nurturing and intellectually fertile educational institution.

Our Mission
Franklin Pierce University embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.

The Provost's Office
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the University’s chief academic officer and provides academic leadership and administrative oversight to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, the College at Rindge, as well as the University Registrar’s Office, the DiPietro Library, the Department of Information Technology, the Office of Institutional Research and the Center for Academic Excellence.

Provost's Council
Karen Brown Associate Dean of Student Success and Advising
Paul Jenkins University Librarian
Maria Altobello Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Thomas Manley Chief Information Officer
Kerry McKeever Dean of the College at Rindge
Tonya LaBrosse University Registrar
Ed French Associate Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Projects and Initiatives

Council of Independent Colleges Engaging Evidence Consortium (2012-2013)
•    Final Report 2013

Teagle Foundation Grant: Data Into Action (2009-2012)
•    Year One Report
•    Year Two Report
•    Year Three Report
•    Grant Narrative


  • Fifth-Year Interim Report 2013
  • Final Report from the NEASC Visiting Team 2014
  • NEASC Visiting Team Exit Review 2013
  • Institutional Self Study 2008

Envisioning the University: Framing a Future for Franklin Pierce.

General Education:
•    Liberal Education and the Pierce Promise



Assistant to the Provost
Phone:  603.899.4240
FAX: 603.899.6448