Reporting to the president, the provost and executive vice president (provost/EVP) serves as the chief academic officer, provides vigorous academic leadership to the entire university, is a member of the president’s Cabinet, and serves as the chief executive in the absence of the president. The provost/EVP is directly responsible for the general direction of all academic programs, endeavors, and instructional services in the colleges, schools, departments and other academic units on the Moscow campus and the university’s academic, outreach and research initiatives at locations throughout the state.
Units Reporting to the Provost/EVP
- University Libraries
- University of Idaho Centers (Boise, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls)
- Student Affairs
- Academic Affairs
- Tribal Relations
- Institutional Research and Assessment
See the university organizational chart (PDF) for more details.
The Primary Responsibilities
- Lead the strategic planning process and accreditation development and implementation on behalf of the president.
- Integrate the university’s statewide network of research, Extension, and instructional centers, and ensure the fulfillment of the university’s role in the state of Idaho, the nation and the world.
- Work closely with the vice president for Finance and deans in budget planning, fiscal accountability, general policy development and human resources.
- Coordinate the activities of the vice presidents and other members of the senior leadership to support the mission of the university.
- With the vice president for Research and Economic Development, advance the university’s research agenda and establish partnerships with ongoing and emerging businesses and industries to bring a research and/or creative experience to undergraduate and graduate education throughout the university.
- Promote the university in outreach and engagement with stakeholders and constituents throughout the state.
- Encourage and support a healthy climate and culture of inclusion and participation by fostering open communications through regular dialogue with faculty, staff and students.
- Provide leadership for the Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; Science; and Graduate Studies; as well as the WWAMI Medical Education Program, Academic Affairs, Libraries, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and the centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls.
- Serve as a liaison to the University of Idaho Faculty Senate.
- Foster academic excellence in all university departments and divisions and promote academic freedom.
- Provide general direction and support for curricular planning, student recruitment and retention, and academic support programs and services.
- Appoint, train and review academic administrators; oversee the faculty personnel system and faculty development program, including promotion and tenure; coordinate with the vice president for Research to plan for the university’s research and outreach efforts; and provide coordination among the faculty, administration and staff.
- Foster and maintain constructive working relationships with the academic officers of other universities and colleges within Idaho, the Board of Regents/State Board of Education, and the Board Office.
- Serve on the State Board of Education’s Council of Academic Affairs and Programs.