Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Welcome to the website for the Office of the Executive 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:
- undergraduate education,
- graduate education,
- outreach and international programs,
- research, and
- initiatives in the arts and health sciences.
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 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.
Vice Provost Menah Pratt-Clarke and her team leads and coordinates Virginia Tech’s distributed model of inclusion and diversity known as InclusiveVT. Pratt-Clarke 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.
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Jack Finney shares the Virginia Tech Instructional Faculty Salary Equity Study conducted during the 2014-15 academic year.
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.