Office of the Provost


I am pleased to welcome you to the Office of the Provost website.

The University of Michigan is a vibrant institution, with 19 schools and colleges and many institutes, centers, and research programs, all of which contribute to our tripartite mission of research, education, and service.

Founded in 1817, the university is shaped by its history as a public institution and guided by its commitment to serving society.

Laurie McCauley, Provost

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

The provost has primary responsibility for the academic and budgetary affairs of the university. In this capacity, I work closely with academic leaders and the executive officers to ensure that our academic programs have financial support that maintains excellence, encourages innovation, and enhances student success.

Recognized as one of the world’s best public universities, we are committed to welcoming and supporting a diverse community of scholars and students.


Laurie K. McCauley
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs