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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Vice President and Provost
210 Burruss Hall (0132)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg VA 24061
Learn about the search process for the university's next provost by visiting vt.edu/provostsearch.
Vice President for Research and Innovation search underway - More information...
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.
Mark G. McNamee, a professor of biochemistry and biological sciences who has served as Virginia Tech's chief academic officer since 2001, will remain with the university and continue to serve as provost until a replacement assumes the role.
The university has released a new Academic Implementation Strategy for the Plan for a New Horizon: Envisioning Virginia Tech 2013-2016.
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.
Dr. Mark G. McNamee has served as senior vice president and provost at Virginia Tech since 2001.
Provost McNamee periodically updates the university community on issues of interest.