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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


Essential Skills for Leading Departments: Managing Promotion and Tenure

12:00 PM University Library, 1970 Campus Drive
The goal of the session is to facilitate discussion around the role of the chair in the promotion and tenure process, wi...

Faculty Mentor Training (STEM)

9:30 AM Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, 303 E. Superior Street
The Training Grant Support Office, in collaboration with the Center for Leadership and with support from the Office of t...


Tania León awarded the 2023 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

February 21, 2023
from Northwestern Now
Cuban American composer and conductor Tania León has been awarded the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition from the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.

Northwestern recognizes three cohorts of newly tenured faculty

February 9, 2023
from Office of the Provost News
Northwestern honored 92 faculty members who earned tenure in 2020, 2021 and 2022 during a Feb. 6 ceremony in Evanston. The event, which had been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, featured brief research presentations from six faculty members representing five schools.