Provost and Executive Vice President Rick Miranda received his bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty at Colorado State University as an Assistant Professor in 1982. He became Chair of the Department of Mathematics in 1997 and dean of the College of Natural Sciences in 2002.
As Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Miranda oversees academic programming and faculty affairs on campus. The responsibility of the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is to provide academic vision and leadership to fulfill the land-grant mission of Colorado State University. The Office will articulate, communicate, and facilitate the development of fundamental values basic to the University’s mission and administer academic programs and policies with utmost respect for and attention to our constituents’ needs.