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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 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, University Summer Sessions, and Degree Management.

Contact Us

Senior Vice President and Provost
210 Burruss Hall (0132)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg VA 24061
540.231.7211 fax

Livestream Event December 12, 2014


Image of text that says View Live Stream Event - Responding to reports of sexual assault: Virginia Tech's response Senior Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee will host a town hall meeting in Burruss Hall Auditorium to offer information about the university’s current approach to responding to reports of sexual violence.

InclusiveVT: A New Approach to Inclusion and Diversity - Sept. 29, 2014 1-3:00 PM

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

The official enrollment census took place on Sept. 22. Our total enrollment this fall is at a record high 31,224 students across all campuses

Academy of Faculty Service

Nominations sought for appointment to Academy of Faculty Service.  More information...

Future Faculty Development Program

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.

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