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.
Interim Vice Provost David Travis leads and coordinates Virginia Tech’s distributed model of inclusion and diversity known as InclusiveVT. Travis also advises university leadership on policies, programs, services, and current issues that shape and impact the university’s progress on inclusion and diversity.
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
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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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.
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.