Provost Office Allen Building

The Role of the Provost

The Provost is the chief academic officer of Duke University, responsible to the President for the University’s teaching and research mission.

Working with the Deans, faculty committees, and senior officers, the Provost develops the institution’s intellectual priorities and oversees their implementation. The Provost also engages with issues concerning admissions, financial aid, information technology, and all other facets of university life touching on academics. In addition, the Provost attends to resource development and allocation, to assuring that the budget and organizational structure of the academic sector best serve Duke’s academic priorities, and oversees all academic budgets in order to ensure that the University’s academic goals and aspirations are achieved.