Sebastian Royo, PhD, is Acting Provost.

Acting Provost Royo has served as vice provost for student success, director of the Madrid campus, associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and a member of the Government Department faculty.

As vice provost for student success, he was instrumental in uniting several key campus resources under the auspices of the Student Success Division. While heading the Madrid campus, Royo improved both its academic standards and its integration into the University. As associate dean, he oversaw curriculum and academic assessment in a wide range of areas, and helped introduce online courses to the College. Throughout his Suffolk career, he has served on committees addressing technology, the honors program, curriculum reform, study abroad, and interdisciplinary programs.

In addition to serving as acting provost, he is currently spearheading the University’s NEASC reaccreditation efforts. 

A scholar of comparative political economy, Royo is a prolific writer in both English and Spanish. His publications include seven books, book chapters, articles in academic journals, and contributions to newspapers and blogs.

He holds a PhD in Political Science, an MBA, and an MA in International Relations from Boston University and a five-year law degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.