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The Provost's office, at a glance

About Overview

Welcome to the Office of the Provost at Emory University. Here you’ll find connections to all things academic at Emory, including nine schools and colleges, the Woodruff Library and six specialty libraries, and the Carlos Museum of Art as well Emory’s offices of admissions, financial aid, and the registrar. You’ll get a sense of the scope of our office and planning priorities. You can read about the work of the senior staff who oversee administration, community and diversity, the libraries, and undergraduate and continuing education. And you also can discover details about our outstanding faculty and students, who make up the diverse, intellectual community of our campuses.

What does the provost do? She is the chief academic officer of Emory University. The goal of her office is to advance Emory University’s continued progress to move from an excellent to eminent institution in all areas. To reach this goal, she collaborates with leaders and partners throughout Emory to formulate general University policy and academic priorities and ensure appropriate allocation of resources and space. In addition to managing the promotion and tenure process, she initiates crosscutting educational opportunities and coordinates initiatives in undergraduate, graduate and professional education.

Provost Claire E. Sterk is Emory’s sixth provost and has served on the faculty since 1995. As Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health, Sterk brings a long history of service and experience at Emory to the provost’s office, where she works with external and internal stakeholders in pursuit of university priorities. In addition to supervising the educational policies and work of Emory, she chairs the Ways and Means Committee and leads the preparation of the University’s annual unrestricted operating budget. She serves as the chief executive officer in the absence of the President.

We hope you enjoy exploring the many facets of our office, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions for providing the best possible information and service to you.