Ravi Krovi is Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at Weber State University, a comprehensive public institution of more than 29,000 students in Ogden, Utah. As the university’s chief academic officer, he has oversight of academic quality and institutional effectiveness, enrollment management and student success, high impact programs and faculty excellence, strategic partnerships, sponsored research and technology transfer, online and continuing education, and student success data and strategic analytics.
He is a champion of student success and a big believer in meeting students where they are. Krovi is currently guiding the university in the implementation of its new strategic plan with a focus on student success, equity, diversity and inclusion, and interdisciplinary collaborations. As a result of its emphasis on affordability and post graduation outcomes, Weber State was recently nationally ranked among the top 10 percent for return on investment.
Prior to joining the Wildcat community, he served as the Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Akron for 10 years. As dean, he collaborated with more than 300 executive board members in Northeast Ohio to build a professional development center with a focus on leadership competencies. The college’s strategic emphasis on academic quality and career readiness resulted in affirmation of global accreditation and a Top 50 public business school national ranking. Krovi has consulted with corporations and government agencies in digital transformation, business analytics, strategic planning, leadership development and technology. He has also published extensively and presented at a variety of national and international conferences.
Krovi earned his doctoral degree in Management Information Systems and Decision Sciences and masters degrees in Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Memphis, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Baroda, India. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys reading, golf and pickleball in his spare time.
He lives in Ogden, Utah with his wife who is a professor of special education.