About the Provost's Office

Artist: Illingworth Kerr, Canadian, 1905-1989  Title: Nanton, Alberta, Spring (1986), Oil on Canvas, U of L Art Collection

About the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

As the senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, the Provost co-leads with the President a team of vice-presidents and senior management officers in the delivery of academic programming and intensive research opportunities with a concentration on recruitment, retention, and supporting activities for students, faculty and staff. The Provost’s mission is to provide leadership, oversight, and direction across a broad spectrum of University operations including institutional planning and reporting; academic program development, implementation, maintenance, and quality assurance; budgeting and reporting in collaboration with the Vice-President (Finance and Administration) in order to align operations and activities to the strategic priorities as outlined in the University’s Strategic Plan.

In accordance with the directions for the University outlined in the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act, the Provost’s Office team supports the Provost in establishing innovative initiatives to further the goals of the University, and to provide assistance to the team of vice-presidents, deans and other direct reports to provide programming and activities that further strengthen the University’s student-first culture.