25 FEB. 2015 -- ST. LOUIS -- Dr. H. Holden Thorp, Provost at Washington University in St. Louis, poses for a photograph in the north stairwell of Brookings Hall, on the school's Danforth Campus in St. Louis Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Before coming to Washington University Thorp was Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Thorp holds an undergraduate degree from UNC and a doctorate from the California Institute of Technology. Photo © copyright 2015 Sid Hastings.

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.

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