Office of the Provost

Villanova is a welcoming, caring community of learners. Academic life at Villanova is inspired by the rich heritage of the University’s history and mission, and is grounded in our Catholic-Augustinian commitment to holistic education aimed at “transforming minds and hearts.” This means that the Villanova experience isn’t only about a student’s intellectual growth—it’s about his or her growth as a whole person.

The academic areas of the University are under the direction of the University Provost. The colleges and schools are supervised by the Deans and various offices are supervised by either a Director or an Associate/Assistant Vice Provost.

  • 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.


GradesFirst is designed to facilitate advising, tutoring, and assisting students to help them be successful.

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.

Task Force for the Online Undergraduate Degree for Adult Part-Time Students

After the approval of an online degree for part-time adult students, the Task Force on the Online Undergraduate Degree for Adult Part-Time Students was created in response to faculty and student concerns.

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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