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Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost serves as the bridge between Endicott College administration and Academic Affairs, providing leadership and oversight of Endicott’s academic mission. The office works closely with deans, directors, faculty and staff to:

  • Foster best practices in teaching and learning across undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Facilitate student success, satisfaction, retention and persistence
  • Promote Endicott’s signature internship model
  • Enhance study/internship away opportunities
  • Support scholarly, cultural, and artistic initiatives
  • Integrate DEIB into the academic curriculum
  • Advance Endicott’s Sail Beyond the Shore strategic plan
  • Provide honors opportunities for students with academic and leadership potential
  • Foster student research and independent thinking through senior thesis & capstone projects
  • Oversee budgeting, hiring, and development of faculty and staff
  • Manage program accreditation, review, and assessment

Meet Sara Quay, Ph.D.
Provost, Endicott College

Dr. Quay brings to this role deep knowledge of both Endicott and higher education. She has worked alongside faculty, deans and directors in the undergraduate, Van Loan and graduate programs for over two decades, first as Assistant Dean of Arts & Sciences, then as Dean of the School of Education and Director of the Endicott Scholars Program. While at Endicott, Sara has been instrumental in developing new majors, programs, and partnerships. During the pandemic, she collaborated with faculty and staff to develop and implement Faculty Teaching Institutes focused on the urgent instructional needs our community faced at that time. In 2021, Sara was appointed the first Vice Provost at Endicott College, bringing her shared management approach to her work with the offices of International Education, Career & Internship, Halle Library, the Registrar and Endicott’s Assessment initiatives.

During the past year as Vice Provost, Sara has further proven herself a true leader through her facilitation and support of multiple strategic initiatives, re-establishment of Endicott’s relationship with the international organization Scholars at Risk, and oversaw several Endicott traditions including Convocation, Baccalaureate and the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. She has served the College through cross-departmental work including the Bookstore Task Force, the Workday Steering Committee, and the recently established ECFA Contract Implementation Task Force.

Dr. Quay is also a nationally recognized leader whose expertise includes data-driven assessment, accreditation, honors education, teaching and learning, cultural studies, and curriculum development. She has published five books and monographs as well as articles and essays in The Boston Globe, Principal Magazine, Academic Leader, Teachers College Record, Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, Honors in Practice, Journal of Practitioner Research, and The Teaching Professor.

Dr. Quay has frequently served as a New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) reviewer, been nominated as a fellow and then a member of Deans for Impact, is a certified Data Wise coach, and co-chairs the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Place as Text Committee.

Provost Office

Sara Quay Sara Quay
Amy Astolfi

Amy Astolfi
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Provost

Katharine Stango Katharine O'Grady
Director, Academic Affairs
Sonal Desai Sonal Desai
Director, Academic Budget & Operations

Academic Leadership Team

Paul Antonellis Paul Antonellis
Director, Institutional Planning and Assessment
Brian C Brian Courtemanche
Director, Library
Karen Loomer Karen Loomer
Julie Calzini

Julie Calzini
Acting Dean, School of Education