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The Office of the Provost

The Provost serves as Bentley's chief academic officer whose team oversees the strategic operations of the university. They work closely with the office of the president to oversee academic policies and campus activities.

Donna Maria Blancero, PhD
Donna Maria Blancero, PhD
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Rauch 318
+1 (781) 891-2357

Donna Maria Blancero received her PhD from Cornell University and was the founding editor for The Business Journal of Hispanic Research. She is a national speaker on issues related to Hispanic leadership including how cultural values affect one's work experiences, as well as networking, implicit bias mentoring, biculturalism, career success and work/personal balance (or lack thereof).

Alex Hirs
Alex Hirs
Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost
Student Center 320G
+1 (781) 891-2964
Andrew Horton-Hall
Andrew Horton-Hall
Executive Academic Communications Coordinator
Rauch 316B
+1 (781) 891-2155
Patrick Scholten, PhD
Patrick Scholten, PhD
Associate Provost and Associate Professor
Morison 301
+1 (781) 891-2679

Accreditation Services

Research interest focuses on the organization and behaviors of firms in online retail markets. More general research and teaching interests include industrial organization, managerial economics, applied game theory and applied econometrics. Professor Scholten's research has appeared in the Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing and Advances in Applied Microeconomics. In addition, he has co-authored several managerial case studies that appear in the Instructor's Manual to Accompany Managerial Economics and Business Strategy, 4th. For more information about his research, please visit his website at

Susan Richman
Director, Foundation Relations and Sponsored Programs
LaCava 225
+1 (781) 891-2660

Sponsored Programs

Bettina Stevens, M.Litt
Executive Director
Adamian 160
+1 (781) 891-2652

Finance and Administration, Academic Affairs