The Provost's Office

The Provost's Office is responsible for Simmons' academic operations.

Stephanie Cosner is the Provost for Simmons University.

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Meet the Provost

As Provost, Stephanie Cosner is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of the academic programs at Simmons University.

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The Provost's Office in the News

Stephanie Cosner, Russell Pinizzotto, and Kerri Brophy

Simmons University Selects Dr. Stephanie Cosner as Provost

As Provost, Dr. Cosner will lead the vision and strategy for the full range of Simmons’ academic offerings, including the institution’s diverse mix of undergraduate, graduate, campus-based, and online programs. Dr. Russell Pinizzotto will serve as Chief Operating Officer and Kerri Brophy will be Vice President, Chief Marketing, Enrollment, and Communications Officer.


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Announcing Our New Provost and Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie Cosner will serve as Provost to lead the vision and strategy for the full range of Simmons’ academic offerings. Russ Pinizzotto will serve as Chief Operating Officer to oversee and coordinate many of the University’s critical daily operations, including in technology, finance, and facilities.


The 2023 faculty award winners

Simmons Celebrates Exemplary Research, Teaching, and Service at the 2023 Faculty Awards

On October 11, the Simmons community gathered to honor the outstanding achievements of six faculty members representing five disciplines. This year’s awardees received recognition for superlative undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, service, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Stephanie Berzin

Higher Education Leader Dr. Stephanie Cosner Berzin Named Vice Provost at Simmons

Simmons University is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephanie Cosner Berzin has been selected to serve as Vice Provost. Dr. Cosner Berzin, an experienced higher education leader, brings substantial experience working with faculty and the administration.


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Remembering Dr. William Kahl, First Provost at Simmons

President Lynn Perry Wooten shares the news of the passing of Dr. William “Bill” Kahl, who served as the first provost at Simmons during a particularly transformative period for the University.


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Simmons Releases Annual Report on Research for Fiscal Year 2019

Dear Friends of Simmons University, I am so pleased to have the opportunity to reflect on the role of research at Simmons University, and to offer this Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019 that features the research accomplishments of faculty...