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Provost David Manderscheid takes a selfie with Smokey

The provost oversees the university’s academic mission. He works with the chancellor to set priorities, implement the university’s strategic plan and guide the education of both undergraduate and graduate students.

The office is charged with managing the university’s enrollment, developing and implementing academic programs and policies, allocating budget resources to the various academic colleges and units, and maintaining the support infrastructure for both students and faculty.

All academic programs across the campus report to the provost, along with the Graduate School, University Libraries, Enrollment Management and various academic support offices.

A message from the provost

David Manderscheid portraitAs the university’s chief academic officer, my top priority is the education of our more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students. That means creating opportunities to enrich our students’ experiences both in and out of the classroom, and supporting our faculty so they can provide world-class instruction and conduct life-changing research.

Together, my senior leadership team and our partners across campus are focused on improving access and student success, growing our research profile, enhancing diversity and inclusion, and ensuring our colleges and departments have the resources they need to succeed.

David Manderscheid