The Office of the Provost at Brown University

We are in an especially exciting period in Brown’s long and rich history. Guided by Building on Distinction, our strategic plan, the University is positioned to address critical societal issues through rigorous teaching, research and service. The plan maximizes Brown’s capacity and inclination to approach pressing societal problems from multiple perspectives by bringing together exceptional scholars with diverse knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. The Office of the Provost is central in this work, collaborating with senior academic leaders, faculty, staff and students to create a vibrant scholarly community. In carrying out this work, the provost has established as priorities advancing academic excellence, building intellectual community and ensuring financial sustainability.