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Letter from the Provost

FALL 2020 UPDATE: The Office of the Provost will provide in-person services on a walk-in basis,  Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm. Appointments with the following individuals can be made using the contact information provided. For Dr. Alberto Cardelle, contact Joanne Rivard at 978-665-3421 or For Dr. Cathy Canney, contact Deresa Webb at 978-665-3168 or

Portrait of Alberto Jose Frick CardelleWelcome to the Division of Academic Affairs at Fitchburg State University.

The faculty and staff of Fitchburg State thank you for visiting our website and we encourage you to explore our distinctive academic programs and learning opportunities. Our faculty are inspiring students to make a difference through our unique set of academic programs that expose students to a wide variety of settings, programs, majors and career options. We are committed to a high-quality, cutting-edge curriculum that allows students to make connections across the different fields of study and delivery settings.

The University has developed varied set of connections for students that create a network of opportunities in linking education to practice. Our partnerships with hundreds of organizations throughout the region open up new and exciting avenues to increase educational experiences and practice opportunities, enhancing the overall student experience.

Our faculty is dedicated to staying connected with practitioners in their field who inform the University’s decisions and keep the programs relevant to our rapidly changing world. As an accredited institution we are continuously improving the existing programs and creating new opportunities to expand what we can offer our students.

When a student becomes part of Fitchburg State University, he or she becomes part of a community of learners anchored in cooperation and commitment where award-winning faculty work together to create stimulating learning possibilities. The University values collaboration. We integrate students, faculty, community groups and knowledge to create a comprehensive approach to the college education. It is this culture that cultivates in our alumni a sense of enthusiasm and innovation that allows them to make a difference and work to create stronger, safer, healthier, more educated and prosperous communities.

Inquisitiveness, passion, and knowledge fuel our drive and keeps us united and thriving as a learning community. We sincerely hope you consider enrolling at our university to launch your career. We encourage you to learn more about what makes Fitchburg State University unique and exciting!


Alberto Jose Frick Cardelle, PhD, MPH
Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs