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Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost



The Provost’s Distinguished Lecture series provides transformational learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students and promotes academic excellence by allowing the campus community to hear from and interact with some of the most prestigious researchers, scholars, and artists in the world today.



2017-2018 Provost's Distinguished Lecture: Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D.,R.N.,F.A.A.N. Read more abour Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams in biography.

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams Provost Chukuka S. Enwemeka  
 Provost Chukuka S. Enwemeka and Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams Provost Chukuka S. Enwemeka and Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams
Photography credit: diFranco Photo


2016- 2017 Provost’s Distinguished Lecture: Co-Founder and Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation,SDSU Alumnus Jim Sinegal. Read more about SDSU alum Sinegal in biography.

Jim Sinegal Provost Lecture


Jim SinegalPhotography credit: diFranco Photo 

2016 – 2017 Provost’s Distinguished Lecture:  Newbery Medal winner Matt de la Pena, author of the award-winning “Last Stop on Market Street” and other children’s books.  Read more about SDSU alum de la Pena in SDSU 360 Magazine.


Matt de la Pena 

View the full video of the Provost's Distinguished Lecture with Matt de la Pena below.


Matt de la Pena signs book  Matt de la Pena lecture 

 Provost Enwemeka, Matt de la Pena, President Hirshman  Photography credit: diFranco Photo



2015 – 2016 Provost’s Distinguished Lecture:  Nobel Laureate Richard Schrock, Ph.D., Professor of  Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology:  “From San Diego to Stockholm:  My Path to Winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry”.  Watch 2016 Provost's Distinguished Lecture - Dr. Richard R. Schrock.

richard schrock

Dr. Richard R. Schrock Lecture  Dr. Richard R. Schrock  

 Dr. Richard R. Schrock Lecture Photography credit: diFranco Photo




Contact Information for the Office of the Provost:

The Office of the Provost is located in Manchester Hall 3310, situated on Centennial Walk, directly across from Student Services.
    Phone: (619) 594-6881
    Fax: (619) 594-0178
    Mail Code: 8010