What is a Provost?

The Provost is the chief academic officer at Wayne State University and is responsible for all matters related to the instructional mission of the university, student performance and retention, and academic personnel policies and decisions, among other duties.

The Provost oversees Wayne State’s 13 schools and colleges and their respective deans.  

In addition, the Provost is responsible for the university’s educational outreach and international programs; enrollment management which includes Admissions, Student Financial Aid and Registrar; Office of Teaching and Learning; and Diversity and Inclusion division.

The Provost also has purview over Wayne State’s computing and information technology enterprise. The Provost chairs both the Academic Senate Policy Committee and the full Academic Senate.