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Office of the Provost operational changes effective August 24, 2020.

August 19, 2020

As we begin this new academic year, we would like to alert you to the following operational changes in the Office of the Provost. Please know that we will continue to work hard to support the needs of our faculty, staff, and students during this challenging time.

Due to limited on-campus staffing and safety protocols, all meetings with the Provost, Associate Provost for Faculty and Administrative Affairs, and other Provost Office staff must be scheduled in advance and will take place virtually unless there are special needs that require an in-person meeting. We regret that we are unable to accommodate walk-in appointments.

  • To schedule a virtual or phone appointment with Provost Paul Benson or Associate Provost Carolyn Roecker Phelps, please email or call 937-229-2245. As is our current practice, the appointment will be scheduled at the earliest possible date/time.
  • For questions related to faculty processes and procedures, please contact Amy Askren, Faculty Hiring Manager, at
  • To schedule appointments with or for questions involving all other Provost Office staff, please contact them using their UD email addresses.
  • If you are scheduled for an in-person meeting, you are asked to please call 937-229-2245 when you arrive. A staff person will greet you promptly.

As a reminder, masks must be worn, and the 6 ft. physical distance protocol maintained at all times while in the office.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue our focus on keeping each other healthy and safe while we support your work.

Paul H. Benson

Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs


Office of the Provost

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1634
Operational Changes effective Aug. 24, 2020