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Office of the Provost

Associate Vice Provost


Gail Mackin

Associate Vice Provost



Ph.D. in Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

M.S. in Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

B.S. in Mathematics & Physics, Keene State College


Barge Hall, RM 202



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HSI Information:

2018 HSI Exploratory Report

2018 HSI Exploratory Report Appendices

Gail Mackin joined Central Washington University as the Associate Provost for Undergraduate and Faculty Affairs in 2017 and became the Associate Vice Provost in 2021.  In this role, Gail:

  • provides leadership and support with respect to organization and budgetary planning to align with the ASL and CWU Mission, Vision and Strategic Plans.
  • focuses on Academic and Student Life (ASL)-level policies and procedures;
  • collaborates with the Office of Enrollment Management on student recruitment and retention efforts;
  • administers oversight for the Office of the Registrar;
  • collaborates with the Office of Undergraduate Research in expanding experiential learning and enhancing the student experience at CWU;
  • works with the faculty leaders overseeing professional development and coordinates the annual New Faculty Welcome and Orientation;
  • liaises with Human Resources on new faculty recruiting and retention efforts;
  • chairs the ASL Quarterly Onboarding Team to improve the student experience at Central;
  • assists the faculty and colleges in meeting strategic initiatives and goals, (e.g. budgetary planning for new academic programs);
  • chairs the Budget Allocation Subcommittee
  • oversees all ASL-related building/space moves
  • works on ASL special projects

Gail served as Senior Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern Kentucky University. Her prior service includes Interim Department Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Director of Project SOAR, a National Science Foundation funded scholarship program for STEM majors with financial need.

An applied mathematician, Gail’s research spans various disciplines including continuum mechanics, ecology and geology.  A dedicated teacher, undergraduate research mentor, and advisor, Gail has been recognized by the Mathematical Association of America Kentucky Section with the Distinguished College or University Mathematics Teacher of the Year.




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