Office of the Provost

The Provost performs as the Chief Academic Officer and the second ranking officer of the University, serving as leader of the institution in the absence of the President. All academic areas of the University are under the direction of the University Provost.

The Provost fosters creative and innovative approaches to enhance Villanova’s educational offerings, research productivity and intellectual climate. As the University’s Chief Academic Officer, the Provost oversees the academic enterprise. To that end, the Provost plays a major role in the development of the University’s vision and strategy, ensuring that Villanova’s greatest priority is academic excellence and the holistic education of its more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Provost Message - September 25, 2017

    Dear Members of the Villanova Community, In Father Peter’s State of the University Address, he enthusiastically shared that Villanova is about to embark on a new strategic planning process. I am honored and grateful that Father Peter has entrusted me with facilitating this process on behalf of the University. read more

  • Provost Newsletter - July 2017

    I am pleased to share with you some updates and highlight many of the accomplishments achieved at our University this past Spring. While only a sampling, these examples underscore the phenomenal work and impact your work has on our campus and beyond. read more

  • Provost Message - June 22, 2017

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Michael P. Moreland, JD, PhD, as University Professor of Law and Religion, effective July 1. The University Professor recognizes select faculty whose scholarly achievements span disciplines and cross traditional college boundaries. read more

  • Provost Message - June 8, 2017

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Frischmann, JD, as the Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, effective August 1. read more

  • Provost Message - June 1, 2017

    I am pleased to share a note of gratitude and a few updates regarding several individuals within the Office of the Provost and the academic enterprise. read more

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Awards and Honors

Each year several awards and honors are given to faculty members who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the University.

Newspaper Readership Program

The readership program provides relevant and timely information helping students to follow important issues and trends, foster dialogue and debate, encourage interest in national and global matters, and develop critical thinking skills.

Institutional Accreditation Information

Villanova University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Office of the Provost

Tolentine Hall, Room 103
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4525
Fax: 610.519.6200

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Strategic Plan
Strategic Planning Process