The Provost is an important deputy of the President, primarily in the area of academic programs, and holds delegated authority over all academic affairs of the University.
- solves problems of the day and engages in planning to deliver high quality instructional programs.
- oversees the hiring, review, and welfare of the University faculty.
- builds fiscal year budgets and allocates funds to address priorities, especially in instruction, but also in academic support areas.
- attends meetings of the Board of Visitors, and works closely with the Faculty Senate, Human Resources, and the Chief of Staff.
- is often a figure of final appeal for academic and faculty personnel matters.
The Provost is supported by a team of dedicated staff throughout the division of Academic Affairs. The Provost supervises the work of the three College Deans, the Vice Provost, the Associate Provost, the Director for Faculty Hiring and Equal Opportunity, the Assistant to the Provost, the University Librarian, and the Director of Institutional Research, Analysis and Reports. Academic support and outreach Centers typically report to the Provost through their Directors.
While the duties of the office of the Provost and his staff are many and varied, our office takes seriously its responsibility to serve CNU's new faculty as well as our continuing faculty by providing information and resources necessary to their and the University's continued success.