dan linzer headshotUniversity Mission Statement: Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

Provost Daniel I. Linzer is Northwestern University's Chief Academic Officer and an ex officio member of the faculty of each school. As Provost, he:

  • supervises the educational policies and academic priorities of the University;
  • encourages and coordinates initiatives in undergraduate and graduate education;
  • oversees preparation of the university's annual budget;
  • acts on faculty appointments and promotions;
  • directs allocation of resources and space to academic units;
  • is the acting chief executive officer in the absence of the President.

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