Eastern Michigan University logo
direct edit
Office of the Provost

Provost's Updates:

The Office of the Provost is sending regular email updates to all personnel in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (ASA).  Please visit the Provost's Wednesday Briefing Page where all communications are cataloged by date.  

In an effort to streamline our communications, please send emails to the following:

  • The [email protected]  email account has been created for faculty and staff to send messages regarding any academic questions, needs, or concerns.

  • The [email protected] email account has been created for faculty and staff to send paperwork for Divisional Executive approval and to answer general questions regarding ASA budget and operations issues.

Listed below are various resources which have been sent for faculty, staff and students during this crisis.  We hope that this collection of resources is helpful to the campus community as we navigate unprecedented public health situation.


General Information on COVID-19

EMU COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates and Resources - This is Eastern's official webpage for announcements related to the COVID-19 crisis.  Please check this page daily for the most updated communications to the campus community. 

Academic Support Services

EMU Library Support  -  Resources for online learning

EMU Center for E-Learning  - Eastern's  Center for E-Learning (CFE) supports instructors and students using the Canvas learning management system.

EMU Writing Center: Virtual writing support

University Advising and Career Development Center - updated information on advising and career development assistance

College-specific advising questions should be submitted via email to the following addresses:

Student Athlete Support Services (SASS):  Student athletes in need of advising for summer and fall registration may sign up for a virtual meeting

Holman Success CenterLinks to online services to support your success

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) - Resources to support your mental health

Office of the Ombuds The Office of the Ombuds will be available for remote/virtual assistance. Office staff can be reached by email at [email protected]), by phone at 734.487.0074, or by scheduling a Zoom video appointment.

Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office (Formally Title IX) Resources for students facing discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual assault and harassment. 

Disability Resource Center (DRC)The DRC staff will be available for remote assistance. Email  [email protected]  

EMU Campus Bookstore: Free Textbook/e-Textbook Options, Free Shipping Options, etc.

General Education Office: Students with questions regarding general education requirements may request assistance by sending an email to [email protected]


Provost's Office

The Provost and Executive Vice President is Eastern Michigan University's chief academic officer. The Office of the Provost brings together key academic leadership and resources to promote excellence in teaching, research, professional achievement, creative activity and service. The Office of the Provost serves faculty and students in their pursuit of academic excellence.


About the Provost

Interim Provost Rhonda Longworth

Provost Rhonda Longworth, Ph.D.


As provost and executive vice president, Rhonda Longworth leads Eastern Michigan University's Division of Academic and Student Affairs and its more than 200 degree programs in five colleges. She also oversees the function of information technology.

Provost Longworth’s assignments at Eastern over the years include: Women's Studies Director; Department Head, Political Science; Assistant Vice President (interim), Academic Affairs; Assistant Vice President (interim), Academic Human Resources and Divisional Budget; Director, Course and Program Development; and Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services.


She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, with a double major in political science and history. She earned her doctorate in political science, also from the University of Iowa. Her research and teaching interests have focused on the determinants of successful executive leadership, particularly in electoral and legislative arenas, and the politics of gender. She is the coauthor of the book "Framing Sarah Palin: Pit Bulls, Puritans and Politics" (Routledge 2013).

Provost's Communications