To ensure the most timely service, you are encourage to contact the Academic Affairs office remotely instead of visiting in-person. Please dial 785.670.1648 or email for assistance.

Academic Affairs Leadership

John Fritch

John Fritch

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
jennifer ball

Jennifer Ball

  • Associate Provost for Compliance, Accreditation, Governance, and Corrections Education
Danny Wade

Danny Wade

  • Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Student Issues
Beth O'Neill

Beth O'Neill

  • Assistant Provost for Curricula and Program Innovation

Ensuring Quality and Integrity

The Academic Affairs Office is charged with overseeing all academic programs at Washburn University to ensure academic quality and integrity. I encourage you to visit this site often for the most up to date information regarding a variety of campus-wide initiatives.

Dr. Laura Stephenson
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Strategic Plan

After an extensive collaborative process, the Washburn Board of Regents adopted the Thriving Together strategic framework in early 2024. This framework now guides the university’s priorities, including related to academics.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation – Higher Learning Commission

Washburn University received reaffirmation of our accreditation in July 2019 from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Learn more by visiting our HLC accreditation page.

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