Welcome to the Office of the Provost at Washington and Lee University. The provost is the University's chief academic officer. Working with the academic deans and the faculty, the provost is responsible for the academic strategy and priorities for University's central mission of teaching and learning.
At W&L, the deans of the College, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, and the Law School report to the Provost. Other direct reports to the provost are the associate provost, the assistant provost for institutional research and effectiveness, the registrar, the director of the University Library, the chief technology officer, the director of the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics, and the director of athletics. The provost oversees budget allocations to these units and works with them for planning, development, implementation, assessment and improvement of all academic programs, policies and supporting infrastructure including facilities and information technology. The provost is responsible for the recruiting and retaining of faculty and contributes to maintaining the infrastructure that assists the faculty in teaching and research.
In carrying out these responsibilities, the provost is assisted by the associate provost and the executive assistant.
This website offers helpful information for faculty and for students and their families. The Office of the Provost is committed to providing academic experiences of the highest quality for our students and faculty.
Messages from the University Administration and Faculty
Faculty Resolution: Jan. 11, 2021
At its meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, the W&L faculty passed the following resolution in response to the recent violence in the nation's capital:
Resolved: We cannot stay silent in the face of the events that took place at our nation's capital on January 6, 2021. The actions of the rioters there, instigated by President Trump, struck at the very heart of our nation's democratic processes. The faculty of Washington and Lee University condemns in the strongest manner possible the mob conduct that occurred on January 6. We also condemn in the strongest manner possible the systemic racism that animated those riots, and that was demonstrated in the deeply differentiated law enforcement responses to last week's events at the Capitol and last summer's events at Lafayette Square. These abhorrent occurrences underscore once again that the only way to ensure the health of our nation's institutions is to eliminate the scourge of racism and be unwavering in our commitment to equal justice for all.
The Faculty of Washington and Lee University
W&L's Commitment to Academic Freedom and Faculty Safety
On Sept. 7, 2020, the provost and academic deans issued a statement reiterating W&L's commitment to academic freedom and faculty safety. The statement comes in response to recent incidents of harassment directed at faculty members who exercise their academic freedom. Continue reading ...
Statements on Solidarity and Anti-Racism
The following statements have been issued by President Dudley, Dean Hill, Dean Straughan and Dean Hellwig:
- May 31, 2020: A Message from President Dudley to the Campus Community
- June 4, 2020: A Message from President Dudley to Alumni and Parents
- June 4, 2020: A Message from Dean Hellwig
- June 8, 2020: A Message from Dean Hill and Dean Straughan