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Office of the Provost

Promoting and Advancing Northwestern’s Academic Mission

Welcome to the Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost provides the resources and infrastructure that empower Northwestern's community of scholars to pursue their greatest scholarly ambitions.

Provost Kathleen Hagerty

As Northwestern's chief academic officer, Provost Hagerty works with deans, directors and administrative units to set academic priorities and polices and coordinate initiatives to support graduate and undergraduate education, faculty appointments and promotion, and space and resource planning. She also has primary responsibility for preparing Northwestern’s annual budget.

Provost Hagerty is the First Chicago Professor of Finance in Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.


Provost Hagerty speaking at podium

For Faculty

The Office of the Provost oversees faculty policies and connects faculty with a wide range of career and work/life resources.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our Commitment

diverse group of students talking happily

Through policy and practice, the Office of the Provost is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive environment for the entire Northwestern community.

Updates and Announcements

Upcoming Events


Using Assistive Technology to Navigate a Canvas Course Site

10:30 AM
NOTE: This is a virtual session, the link will be sent in a reminder email. There has been a lot of talk about making si...

Northwestern Buffett Lecture Featuring François Hollande

4:00 PM Arthur Rubloff Building, 375 E Chicago Ave
Please join the Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and Villa Albertine for a lecture from Françoi...

Stylish and Accessible - Using Divs to Format Your Canvas Site

1:30 PM
NOTE: This is a virtual session, the link will be sent in a reminder email. One of the most difficult accessibility issu...


Welcome to a New Academic Year

September 19, 2023
from Leadership Notes
Welcome to the new academic year! This is the time when our campuses in Evanston, Chicago and Doha come to life again with the excitement of intellectual discourse, innovation and opportunity.

Eric J. Perreault named vice president for research

September 11, 2023
from Northwestern Now
Eric J. Perreault has been named Northwestern University’s vice president for research. Effective Sept. 15, Perreault will lead Northwestern’s Office for Research, which recently announced record-breaking annual sponsored research funding of more than $1 billion for the past fiscal year. He will report jointly to the president and provost.