Office of the Provost

The Provost performs as the Chief Academic Officer and the second ranking officer of the University, serving as leader of the institution in the absence of the President. All academic areas of the University are under the direction of the University Provost.

The Provost fosters creative and innovative approaches to enhance Villanova’s educational offerings, research productivity and intellectual climate. As the University’s Chief Academic Officer, the Provost oversees the academic enterprise. To that end, the Provost plays a major role in the development of the University’s vision and strategy, ensuring that Villanova’s greatest priority is academic excellence and the holistic education of its more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Provost Message - June 17, 2016

    When Dr. Craig Wheeland was named as Vice Provost for Academics, I also shared that two new positions were being created to further promote and enhance teaching, research, student learning and student support at Villanova: Associate Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning and Associate Vice Provost of Research. read more

  • Provost Message - June 17, 2016

    The Division of Student Life and the Office of the Provost are pleased to announce the creation of the Center for Access Success and Achievement (CASA) and the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA). read more

  • Provost Message - February 17, 2016

    It is with a great deal of enthusiasm that we welcomed the establishment of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova earlier this month. Made possible through a generous $5 million dollar gift from Anne Welsh McNulty ’75 CLAS, Institute will serve as a central resource where Villanovans can find academic, extracurricular and professional programs to help women excel in their chosen fields. read more

  • Provost Message - December 14, 2015

    The end of the semester is near and the holidays are almost upon us. With the passage of another year, and as I reflect on my first semester as Provost of Villanova, one word comes to mind…gratitude. During these past few months, I have developed an even greater appreciation for the strength of our Villanova community. read more

  • Provost Message - December 7, 2015

    Recent events, including the video released a few weeks ago of the shooting of a black teenager in the streets of Chicago, highlight the importance of creating an equitable and inviting atmosphere where all can grow and prosper. A related conversation is taking place on many college campuses, where students, faculty, staff and administrators are asking whether their institutions are providing a place where all community members can learn and thrive in an environment free of racism or prejudice. read more

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Awards and Honors

Each year several awards and honors are given to faculty members who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the University.

Newspaper Readership Program

The readership program provides relevant and timely information helping students to follow important issues and trends, foster dialogue and debate, encourage interest in national and global matters, and develop critical thinking skills.

Institutional Accreditation Informaiton

Villanova University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Office of the Provost

Tolentine Hall, Room 103
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4520
Fax: 610.519.6200

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