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The Office of the Provost

The Provost serves as the university’s Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Donna Maria Blancero, PhD
Donna Maria Blancero, MS, PhD
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rauch 318
+1 (781) 891-2357

Donna Maria has held numerous academic leadership positions at Bentley since joining the university in 2010. Prior to her appointment as Interim Provost, she served as the interim dean of the McCallum School of Business and associate professor of Management. Before joining Bentley, Donna Maria held leadership, faculty and research roles at Arizona State University, Cornell University, Touro University and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Donna Maria is the founding editor of The Business Journal of Hispanic Research and has received numerous awards including the Presidential Award from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science and the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s Brillante Award for Hispanic Education. Donna Maria received her PhD in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, master’s degree from New York Institute of Technology, and bachelor’s degree from SUNY, College at Old Westbury.

Alex Hirs
Alex Hirs
Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost
Student Center 320G
+1 (781) 891-2964
Patrick Scholten, PhD
Patrick Scholten, PhD
Associate Provost and Associate Professor
Morison 301
+1 (781) 891-2679

Accreditation Services

Susan Richman
Susan Richman
Director, Foundation Relations and Sponsored Programs
LaCava 225
+1 (781) 891-2660

Sponsored Programs