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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 Newsletter - Fall 2018

  • Provost Newsletter - March 2018

    Together, as members of the Villanova community, we share credit for the validation we received last year when U.S. News and World Report placed Villanova among the country's Top National Universities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

Health, Safety, Tuition and Fees

In preparation for our community’s return to campus this fall, Villanova has established health and safety requirements consistent with prevailing CDC and other guidance to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on campus. These campus-wide measures will include temperature checks, social distancing, wearing masks or other facial coverings, using PPE, not reporting to work or class if symptomatic, getting tested, and quarantining or isolating as necessary. 

Following these protocols will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at Villanova, but we want you to understand that Villanova cannot guarantee a environment free of COVID-19, and coming onto campus may involve some risk of contracting COVID-19. Accordingly, we suggest that students who do not feel comfortable or safe returning to campus this fall consider an online learning platform, deferring on-campus attendance, or contacting the University to discuss possible accommodations.

For the Fall 2020 semester, Villanova plans to use a hybrid format of in-person and online courses, but this could change due to the coronavirus pandemic. If the University needs to move to a fully online format for all or part of the semester, the set tuition and fees will remain the same. These are provided in exchange for accredited educational instruction, academic credit and certain non-academic services that Villanova will continue to deliver whether in person, remotely, or in a hybrid format.

The tuition and fees charged help fund ongoing University operations, including the delivery of instruction and the cost of services for Villanova students such as financial aid, registration, and remote academic advising and support. Even as campus operations have been adjusted in response to COVID-19, many of the costs covered by Villanova’s fees will continue.

Office of the Provost

Tolentine Hall, Room 103
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4520
Fax: 610.519.6200

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