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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


Foundational Principles of Mentoring for Faculty (Humanities and Social Science)

9:30 AM Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street
The Training Grant Support Office, in collaboration with the Center for Leadership and with support from the Office of t...

The 165th Annual Commencement

9:00 AM Ryan Field, 1501 Central Street
The 165th Annual Commencement

Juneteenth (no classes)

All Day
Juneteenth (no classes)


Jonathan Bailey Holland named dean of the Bienen School of Music

May 31, 2023
from Northwestern Now
Jonathan Bailey Holland has been named dean of the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, effective Sept. 1.

Northwestern Accepting Nominations for $350,000 Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

May 30, 2023
from Feinberg School of Medicine
Candidacy for the 2024 Nemmers Prize is open to physician-scientists whose body of research exhibits outstanding achievement in their disciplines as demonstrated by works of lasting significance.