Dr. Dufrene serves as Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, responsible for the quality, development, coordination, and promotion of all academic and non-credit programs and courses on the campus. He is also responsible for faculty personnel matters, for periodic review of academic programs, and for assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness. He oversees the development and use of learning resources, including the library. Along with the associate vice chancellor and the dean for research, he develops programs to improve teaching and learning, to encourage and support faculty research and creative work, and to promote the cultural and intellectual growth of the academic community.
Dr. Dufrene is also a Professor of Finance and Sanders Chair in Business.