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 the provost’s purview are academic planning, budgeting and facilities. Universitywide 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.
Universities create knowledge and ideas, and better ideas and decisions come from groups of people with different backgrounds and experiences.
The Vice Provost for Educational Initiatives is a newly created position at Washington University.