Speaker Profile: Aondover Tarhule, PhD

Aondover Tarhule, PhD
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Professor

Aondover Tarhule has served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Illinois State University since 2020.  The Provost serves as the chief academic officer of the University with responsibility for academic and senior-level internal leadership.  The Provost also provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of all academic programs and many service areas.


Illinois State University has over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  There are two lab schools on campus – Thomas Metcalf School (Pre-school through 8th) and University High School.