Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
NIU's executive vice president/provost is the university's chief academic officer, providing innovative vision and guidance for all aspects of academic and student life.
Working in collaboration with members of the university leadership team, the provost helps NIU to empower students, faculty and staff in making a difference throughout a globally connected world. The provost is responsible for the budgeting process and keeps a deep appreciation for the business fundamentals of the university while prioritizing student success.
The provost leads the Division of Academic Affairs, which includes all of the academic colleges, the university libraries, the graduate school, international affairs, academic support services, undergraduate affairs, faculty affairs and resource planning, and shares with the president the joint supervision of the Division of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.