Office of the Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs



The Provost & Vice President for Educational Affairs is the College's chief academic officer and chief student affairs officer. She provides administrative oversight for the five schools, various academic programs and support services, as well as campus life, athletics, student organizations, spiritual life, student engagement and diversity initiatives. The Office of the Provost develops and implements academic policies and programs, in accordance with College-wide principles and priorities, in collaboration with all members of the Ithaca College community.

This work includes promoting faculty research and creative activity, overseeing the academic curriculum in accordance with expectations of professional and regional accreditation organizations, faculty/student collaboration, leadership development, and the personal development of the whole student in the context of Ithaca's college education. The Office of the Provost works collaboratively with partners on and beyond campus to help all our students learn and grow to realize their potential as global citizens so that they are prepared, upon completion of their degree programs, to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives in which they contribute to their communities.


About Linda Petrosino

Dr. Linda Petrosino accepted the Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs position effective August 1, 2016 for a term to bridge the time between college presidents.  She previously held the position as an interim June 2014-June 2015.

Dr. Petrosino joined Ithaca College during the summer of 2012 as Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance and Professor in speech-language pathology.  Previously, while at Bowling Green State University for 26 years, she served as Dean of the College of Health and Human Services; Associate Dean; Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; and founding co-chair of The Center of Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan.  She holds a Ph.D. in speech-language pathology from Ohio University and a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech-language pathology from Ithaca College. Dr. Petrosino has over thirty years of professional leadership service in state and national organizations including serving as President of the Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association and holding leadership positions within the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She currently serves as the President of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.  She was named an Exemplar of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics by the State of Ohio, a Fellow of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, a Fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and a Fellow of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has published extensively in her field having published and/or presented more than 200 peer-reviewed works in lingual sensory system research and various topics in speech science and communication disorders. 

Dr. Petrosino’s connection to IC runs deep.  Her great grandmother was an advisor of women for Ithaca Conservatory of Music in the early 1900’s while her grandmother and grandfather were graduates of the conservatory around 1916.

Dr. Petrosino and her husband Bob have a daughter Michele and a son Michael, daughter-in law Melissa and grandson Nicolo.  


Office of the Provost/Vice President for Educational Affairs
3rd Floor, Peggy Ryan Williams Center