Office of the Provost


Welcome! As the Chief Academic Officer of the university, one of my roles is to tell you about the opportunities here. The second President of the United States, John Adams, said that there are two types of education. “One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.” Notre Dame de Namur University will teach you both.

Our goal is to offer you programs you want, that you can complete on time, and that you can launch or enhance your career with after graduating. Sign up for courses that include community engagement. Take an internship. Develop skills in thinking logically in person and in print while working with others that will benefit you in getting new jobs the future holds. Learn how to keep learning.

We ask you during your time here to consider what it means to live a good life now and after you graduate. Connect with other students. Ask your professors questions. Work hard and have fun. NDNU is the right size to maximize those opportunities and help you to reach your goals.

John Allen Lemmon, Ph.D.
Interim Provost

About the Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost comprises Academic Affairs and Student Affairs and through these two areas oversees a broad array of University services and programs that support students in meeting their curricular and co-curricular goals.

Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Division is responsible for all of the academic programs and related academic and student support services of the University.  NDNU’s academic programs are organized into one college and two schools, each headed by an academic dean:

The Academic Affairs Division also overseas and promotes many of the resources of the University that support students throughout their career here.  Services overseen by Academic Affairs include academic advising, Student Success, Library, Diversity, and Registrar.  All these academic support services work collaboratively to offer students the appropriate support to achieve a high standard of academic excellence.

Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Division enhances student learning at Notre Dame de Namur University through programs and student services intended to promote student success.  Services and programs within Student Affairs are overseen by the Dean of Students Office and include Campus Programs, Career Services, Counseling, Health and Disability Services, Dining Services, Housing and Residential Life, Spirituality, and the Sr. Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement.