Mario Martinez

Mario Martinez
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message from Mario Martinez

Welcome! At Fort Lewis College, learning and discovery meet the power of place. The natural beauty of Colorado’s environment and cultural history combined with our deep community and regional partnerships equals students at the center and hands-on learning. Students and faculty rappel, raft, ski, work with tribal and indigenous communities, crush objects to test their strength, and so much more. 

The Provost's Office steers the generous resources entrusted to us while continuously elevating the student experience. You will find faculty and staff committed to the mission and work of Fort Lewis College and all we represent. 

I invite you to explore our website and reach out with any questions.  

About Mario Martinez

Mario Martinez serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Fort Lewis College. Mario’s twenty-five-year career in higher education has included administrative positions in public and private institutions.

As a vice chancellor, department chair, and dean, he was a professor of higher education for sixteen years, studying higher education finance and policy, governance structures, and strategy. Mario’s experience includes consultations with states, institutions, and significant Foundations, engagements which ranged from assisting states with strategic planning to studying innovations that might scale to improve access and affordability. His books range from those for professional application to academic works.