The provost is the chief academic officer of Washington University in St. Louis, responsible for teaching, learning, scholarship, and research across the Danforth Campus and many areas of the medical school. 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.  The provost is responsible for innovation and entrepreneurship on both campuses and collaborates with the other Executive Vice Chancellors on research and information technology for all seven schools.

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