Office of the Provost
The Office of the Provost advances the intellectual life of our scholarly community through the support and advancement of our academic programs and the scholarship of our faculty and students. The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs are the individuals responsible for maintaining the academic integrity of our community by providing broad oversight of all programs of instruction and research to ensure their quality and advancement.
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