Thanassis Rikakis
Thanassis Rikakis, Executive Vice President and Provost

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:

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.

Inclusion and Diversity

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.

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.

Virginia Tech Instructional Faculty Salary Equity Study 2014-15

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Jack Finney shares the Virginia Tech Instructional Faculty Salary Equity Study conducted during the 2014-15 academic year.

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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.

Beyond Boundaries

Envisioning Virginia Tech