Office of the Provost
The Executive Vice President and Provost collaborates with the President to advance the overall strategic direction of the university—with particular focus on its academic mission, vision, and goals.
The Provost oversees academic affairs; the colleges and schools; other academic-related units, including accreditation, assessment and curriculum, enrollment services, faculty advancement, global learning, information technology, libraries and student achievement.
The Provost plays a leadership role in executing the new strategic plan and in advancing the academic mission and vision of the university. The Provost works in a consultative manner with the deans and the faculty to promote excellence, relevance, and impact in their teaching, scholarship, and outreach activities.
Contact the Provost
Aquinas Hall Room 116
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1078
Tel: (651) 962-6720
Dr. Eddy Rojas
Dr. Eddy Rojas is executive vice president and provost. He oversees academic affairs, schools and colleges and other academic-related units. As provost, he plays a critical role in ensuring the success of St. Thomas’ strategic plan to propel the university forward to a new level of academic excellence and impact. His collaborative style is rooted in his dedication to inclusive leadership and diversity.
Prior to joining St. Thomas in 2021, Rojas served seven years as dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Dayton where he oversaw undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. During his tenure as dean, he raised student retention rates, championed gender equity among faculty, and increased new faculty hires from historically underrepresented groups.
Rojas spent four years as director of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He began his academic career at the University of Buffalo followed by the University of Washington.
A native of Costa Rica, he holds a civil engineering undergraduate degree from the University of Costa Rica and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. A lifelong learner, he also has an M.A. in economics from the University of Colorado Boulder, an M.Ed. in higher education from Penn State and an M.P.S. in the psychology of leadership, also from Penn State.
The current annual report and those before it come from the Office of the Provost. They highlight the impact of accomplishments of academic and administrative areas during the previous academic years.