About the Office of the Provost

As provost, Peggy Agouris is the chief academic officer of William & Mary. Reporting directly to the president, she is senior among the five university administrators at the vice-presidential level. The provost, in accordance with policies established by the Board of Visitors, is responsible for all academic and research programs, academic budgets, institutional planning, space allocation and faculty development.

Jointly with the senior vice president for finance & administration, the provost is responsible for budget planning and priorities, including resource allocation and expenditures. Working with the deans, the provost is responsible for academic planning, curricular and educational policy matters, including inauguration of new programs and faculty development. The provost works closely with the faculty leadership, meeting routinely with both the Faculty Assembly and the Faculty Assembly Executive Committee. She is also the primary administrative contact for the Professional and Professional Faculty Assembly.

With the vice president for strategic initiatives & public affairs, Henry Broaddus, the provost co-chairs the Planning Steering Committee, which oversees the university's strategic planning efforts.

In addition to the deans, reporting to the provost are the vice provosts for academic and faculty affairs, international affairs, and research and graduate/professional studies, the associate provost for institutional accreditation and effectiveness, and associate provost and university registrar, Chief Compliance Officer, the directors of the Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation, W&M Washington Center, Muscarelle Museum, the Omohundro Institute, Historic Campus, James Monroe’s Highland, and the Ombuds.