Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs advances the mission of the University by providing leadership in academic affairs, upholding academic excellence and promoting the intellectual growth of Heritage’s diverse faculty and student body. Access and equity; academic excellence; community engagement; and sustainability are important themes the office strives to enhance.

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for the academic curriculum of the institution, providing leadership to the faculty and managing processes through which teaching is conducted and administered at Heritage. The Provost also insures the curriculum appropriately reflects the mission of the campus and is current in terms of disciplines and delivery. The Office works collaboratively with other support services to facilitate organizational success and academic excellence across the institution.

Campus Location: Toppenish Campus, Petrie Hall


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Grievance and Complaint Process

Visit Student Consumer Complaint Process page.

Student Right To Know

What is the “Student Right-to-Know” Act?

Also known as the “Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act” (P.L, 101-542), which was passed by Congress November 9, 1990.  Title I, Section 103, requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate-or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to all students and prospective students.

These data are also required to be disclosed to parents, coaches, and potential student athletes when the institution offers athletically-related student aid.  The Graduation Rates component of IPEDS was developed specifically to help institutions respond to these requirements.

Contact Us

Dr. Melissa (Mel) Hill
Provost/VP of Academic Affairs

Dioselina Verduzco
Operations Assistant to the Provost/VPAA & Director HU Enactus