The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the College and is responsible for all aspects of academic life at Otis. The mission of the Academic Affairs division is to promote student learning and success through exceptional educational programs, opportunities, and support.

The Provost also serves as the academic liaison to the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, and chief administrative liaison to the College’s academic governance bodies, the Academic Assembly and Faculty Senate, and the part-time faculty union. 

About Provost Colette Veasey-Cullors

Colette Veasey-Cullors

A lifelong educator, Veasey-Cullors also is a community-engaged photographic artist and mentor. She obtained her BFA in photography from the University of Houston and her MFA in photography from the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA). She has exhibited her work throughout the United States, including The California African American Museum in Los Angeles, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston/Glassell School of Art, and The Chattanooga African American Museum. Her work also is included in the permanent collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and in the Photographic History Collection of the National Museum of American History, both of the Smithsonian Institution. 

Prior to her time at ICP, Veasey-Cullors served as Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA), where she oversaw 21 majors, 22 minors, nearly 100 full-time faculty, and over 200 part-time faculty. There she focused on assessing and updating the first-year curriculum and implementing a strategic restructure of the institution’s undergraduate unit. In addition, Veasey-Cullors served as co-chair of the President’s Task Force for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Globalization, during which time she collaborated with stakeholders on matters central to academic equity. Before her tenure at MICA, Veasey-Cullors was a tenured Associate Professor and Photography Area Coordinator at Howard University.