Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Welcome to Franklin Pierce University, a community of dedicated educators and talented, energetic students who seek to make a positive impact in our university work together and in their larger communities as leaders of conscience.

A Franklin Pierce education prepares students to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world at the same time it instills a sense of responsibility towards that world. Franklin Pierce University remains a uniquely nurturing and intellectually fertile educational institution. It is deeply fulfilling to be able to continue to support the mission of Franklin Pierce University to provide "an education that matters".

The Office of the Provost encourages you to participate in the evolution and growth of your personal academic future.

The Provost's Office

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the University’s chief academic officer and provides academic leadership and administrative oversight to the College of Business, College of Health and Natural Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, School of Professional Programs and Partnerships, Lloyd & Helen Ament Astmann '69 Career Center, Registrar’s Office, DiPietro Library, Institutional Research, and Assessment & Academic Affairs.  


Dr. Catherine Paden
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (603) 899-4240

Provost's Council
Name Title
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dean, College of Business
Dean, College of Health & Natural Sciences
Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Executive Dean for Assessment & Academic Affairs
Heather LaDue Executive Director, School of Professional Programs and Partnerships
University Librarian
Executive Director of Institutional Research
Director of Information Technology
Director of Athletics

View the Franklin Pierce University List of Articulation Agreements