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Mark McNamee Mark McNamee Provost

Welcome to the website for the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. The Provost works with the Academic Affairs Council, composed of the academic deans, academic vice presidents, and vice provosts, to implement the university's strategic plan. As the chief academic officer at Virginia Tech, the provost is responsible for:

Our mission is to promote academic quality and advance the strategic goals of Virginia Tech by providing academic leadership, service, and effective management of university resources. 

Faculty Affairs

Vice Provost Jack Finney and his team lead initiatives to promote the hiring of outstanding and diverse faculty members; the development, implementation, and interpretation of faculty policies; the promotion and tenure process; and academic leadership development programs.

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Vice Provost Rachel Holloway and her team coordinate strategic initiatives to advance undergraduate education at Virginia Tech. Key offices and programs include First Year Experiences, General Education Initiatives, Student Success Initiatives, Undergraduate Honor System, Undergraduate Research, and the University Honors Program.

Resource Management and Institutional Effectiveness

Vice Provost Ken Smith and his team oversee the university's academic budget, manage academic space, provide data and services for assessment and evaluation, and monitor implementation of the university's strategic plan.

Enrollment and Degree Management

Vice Provost Wanda Dean and her team assist in the recruitment, admission, enrollment, and academic scheduling of our students, while aligning resources to enhance the quality and diversity of the student body. Key offices include Undergraduate Admissions, University Scholarships and Financial Aid, University Registrar, Summer and Winter Sessions, and Degree Development and Support.

Contact Us

Senior Vice President and Provost
210 Burruss Hall (0132)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg VA 24061
540.231.6123
540.231.7211 fax
provoff@vt.edu

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Thanassis Rikakis will start his new position at Virginia Tech Aug. 16. He will also become a tenured professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics in the College of Engineering and hold a joint appointment as a music professor in the School of Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.


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Spring letter from Senior Vice President and Provost Mark G. McNamee to the university community

During the next few weeks, the university will organize and empower the "Advisory Community," the broad network of organizations, programs, committees, and individuals who are actively engaged in advancing inclusion and diversity both within Virginia Tech and beyond.



Future Faculty Development Program
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The College Portrait provides parents, students and others with information regarding the Virginia Tech community, student characteristics, graduation rates, student/faculty ratios, cost of attendance, and more.


About Mark McNamee

Dr. Mark G. McNamee has served as senior vice president and provost at Virginia Tech since 2001.


Memos from Provost McNamee

Provost McNamee periodically updates the university community on issues of interest.