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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 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 Mentor Training (Humanities/Social Sciences)

9:30 AM 2122 Sheridan Road
The Training Grant Support Office, in collaboration with the Center for Leadership and with support from the Office of t...

IDEA Scholars: December 16 Information Session

11:00 AM
Join Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Robin R. Means Coleman...


COVID-19 updates for January

December 1, 2022
from COVID-19 and Campus Updates
We are pleased that the COVID-19 landscape at Northwestern and in our surrounding communities has remained stable during the academic year. As the world adapts to the virus, Northwestern continues to do the same. When we return from Winter Recess in January, Northwestern will evolve its COVID-19 response to preserve the guidelines and resources that are most impactful for our community while phasing out others.

Search committee formed to find new dean of the McCormick School of Engineering

November 15, 2022
from Northwestern Now
Northwestern has announced the formation of a search committee to identify the next dean of the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. The individual chosen will succeed Julio Ottino, who will step down as dean at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

More Than a Cup: Outside the Touchlines of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

During one of the great sporting spectacles, Northwestern hosted More Than a Cup: Outside the Touchlines of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This series explored the intersection of sports and society from the perspectives of gender, race, human rights and sports journalism. It featured a range of international experts, including scholars from Northwestern's campuses in Evanston and Qatar, host of the 2022 men's World Cup.

Series Events