Provost & Academic Affairs

Greetings from the academic community at the University of North Alabama!

At the University of North Alabama, we believe that education is a transformative journey that has the power to shape lives, create opportunities, and empower individuals to make a lasting impact on their communities and the world. As Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, I am honored to lead an exceptional group of scholars, dedicated faculty members, supportive professionals, and enthusiastic learners who are dedicated to fostering an environment of excellence in education, research, and service. At UNA, we take immense pride in our commitment to student success and engagement, offering a comprehensive range of programs that are intellectually challenging and provide our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a rapidly-changing world.

As you navigate your academic journey, remember that you are not alone. The UNA family is here to support and guide you every step of the way. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to your academic and personal growth, and we strive to create an inclusive environment that fosters a sense of belonging. We offer an array of supports such as academic advising, tutoring, career counseling, and wellness resources—to name a few—ensuring that you have the necessary tools to thrive academically and personally. We are here to guide and empower you every step of the way.

As you consider the next chapter of your academic journey, we extend our warm welcome for you to join our Pride. We would be thrilled by the opportunity to witness your growth, achievements, and contributions.

Roar Lions!
Katie Cole Kinney, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Elementary Education