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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


Memorial Day (no classes)

All Day
Memorial Day (no classes)

Office of the Provost Food Truck Event

2:00 PM Various locations around campus
There’s always room for (free!) dessert. The Office of the Provost invites all students, faculty and staff to stop by on...

Graduation Weekend (June 8th through June 10th)

All Day
Graduation Weekend (June 8th through June 10th)


Five honored with University Teaching Awards

April 29, 2024
from Northwestern Now
Five Northwestern faculty members — Masi Asare, Barbara Butts, Mei-Ling Hopgood, Ilya Mikhelson and Cynthia Nazarian — are being honored with 2024 University Teaching Awards. The annual recognition is given to professors who demonstrate excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching.

Pay Rate Reminder for New or Reappointed Postdoctoral Scholars

April 26, 2024
from The Graduate School
This message was sent to faculty from Provost Kathleen Hagerty, Associate Provost for Graduate Education Kelly Mayo and Vice President for Research Eric Perreault stating that a new minimum salary is effective immediately for any new or reappointed postdoctoral scholar at Northwestern.