Learning, discovery & engagement

The Office of the Provost supports the academic success of our students, faculty, researchers and educators

Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost coordinates the academic mission of the university, manages the academic experience for students, and implements policies and procedures related to faculty and administration.

Faculty affairs

The Office of the Provost provides a range of services, tools and resources for faculty members, ranging from syllabus development to annual evaluation information.

Student resources

The Office of the Provost oversees undergraduate education and provides students with a range of resources to support their academic, personal and professional success.

Institutional planning

The University engages in a range of strategic and master planning and program reviews to meet our campus community's needs in instruction, research and engagement.

About the office

The Office of the Provost is the coordinating body for academic and faculty affairs and strategic initiatives that are informed by the University's academic mission.

Jeff Thompson, Executive Vice President & Provost

Headshot of Jeff Thompson wearing a suit and tie.Named Executive Vice President and Provost in December 2021, Thompson joined the faculty in the Physics Department in 1991. Previously serving as Physics Department Chair and Associate Dean, he was named Dean of the College of Science in 2008.

Meet Provost Thompson

News from around the University

Heavy smoke filled the skies above Lake Tahoe during the Caldor Fire in 2021

Nevada receives $20 million National Science Foundation research award for fire science

NSF EPSCoR investment will increase capacity for wildland fire research, education, and workforce development

The Quad packed full of graduates looking at the stage. A mortar board in the foreground reads, "I just kept swimming."

Hallowed ground: Spring Commencement returns to the Quad

More than 3,000 degrees were conferred over three days on the University's historic Quadrangle, where ceremonies were held for the first time since 2019

SNU transition leaders Sue Johnson and Jill Heaton

Two campuses, one common cause

The past academic year has seen collaboration and teamwork mark the SNU-UNR transition