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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


Faculty Assembly

3:00 PM James L Allen Center, 2169 Campus Drive
The Faculty Assembly consists of all regular full-time faculty members in both tenure track and non-tenure track positio...

New Year's Day - University Closed

All Day
New Year's Day - University Closed

Winter Classes begin

All Day
Winter Classes begin 


Deborah Cohen named interim leader of Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

November 30, 2023
from Northwestern Now
Deborah Cohen, the Richard W. Leopold Professor of History, has been named the interim executive director of the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, effective Jan. 1. She will replace Annelise Riles, who is stepping down after five years in the role.

Robin Means Coleman to step down from Northwestern roles

November 28, 2023
from Northwestern Now
Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Robin R. Means Coleman will step down from her administrative and faculty roles at Northwestern on Jan. 1 to focus on her health and family, she announced today.