Provost's Office

Provost's Office

The executive vice president and provost is the University of Nebraska's chief academic officer and, after the president, the university's ranking administrative officer. The provost serves as dean of the Graduate College, presiding officer of the graduate faculty and chair of the Executive Graduate Council, responsible for implementing policies governing graduate studies and research.

The executive vice president and provost acts as an advisor to the president, chancellors and Board of Regents on matters related to academic affairs, graduate studies and research, and serves as acting president in the temporary absence of the president.


The office of the executive vice president and provost is responsible for:

  • Overseeing all University of Nebraska academic programs and activities. The Council of Academic Officers, which includes the chief academic officer from each campus, advises and assists in this process. The executive vice president and provost is also responsible for recommending any changes in or additions to academic programs for consideration by the president and Board of Regents, and reviewing promotion and tenure recommendations.
  • Working with the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education , which is responsible for maintaining a master plan for higher education in Nebraska and helping to avoid unnecessary duplication of programs and facilities.
  • Supporting the work of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), created to improve efficiency in the administration of higher education institutions and to increase access to and affordability in higher education.
  • Participating in the work of EPSCoR, a federally supported program to enhance the research capabilities of designated states to compete more successfully for federal research funding.
  • Representing the University of Nebraska in national professional academic organizations, including the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the American Council on Education (ACE).