The provost is the chief academic officer of Washington University in St. Louis, responsible for teaching, learning, scholarship and research across the Danforth Campus. Included in his purview are academic planning, budgeting and facilities. University–wide curricular and co–curricular activities including undergraduate and graduate education, diversity, internationalization and outreach are key issues of the provost.

Staff at Danforth Campus and the School of Medicine are invited to apply for the PLAN development program.