Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Auburn University. The Provost serves as the Chief Academic Officer and provides leadership to the University's academic, research and outreach units. In support of Auburn's land-grant mission, the Provost's Office is committed to advancing initiatives designed to increase student retention and graduation, promote active and engaged learning, and support faculty and student success. Working to implement the goals and commitments outlined in the Strategic Plan, the Provost's Office works directly with campus partners to ensure the University upholds its reputation for excellence.
In January 2018, Bill Hardgrave began serving as Auburn's Provost where he provides leadership to Auburn’s 13 colleges and schools and oversees the university’s academic resources, support units, and instructional and research programs.