Biography of The Provost

Dr. Jennifer Drake

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the College, responsible for leading the academic division. The Provost, Academic Deans and Staff manage the curriculum and support the academic mission of Evergreen.

Jen assumed the duties of Provost on July 17th, 2017.  At Evergreen, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees about 250 faculty, academic programs for about 3700 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, and five public service centers.

Jen received a bachelor degree in religious studies from Brown University and a Master's and PhD in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Prior to her tenure as Provost, she joined the Indiana State University faculty in 1996, and moved to the University of Indianapolis in 2004 as an associate professor. In 2008 she was named director of the University's Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship Program. She served as dean of the Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences from 2011-2017.