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The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost manages all of the academic initiatives of the University. This includes overseeing curricular standards and academic policies; faculty recruitment and development; institutional planning and budgeting; and resource and enrollment management. The Office works closely with institutional leaders, academic support units, faculty, and staff to promote excellence and support the academic experience of our students. Explore our site to learn more about who we are and what we do.

About the Provost

Senior Vice President and Provost Kyle Harper is the Chief Academic Officer of the Norman campus and is responsible for fulfilling the academic mission of The University. Reporting to the President, the Senior Vice President and Provost provides academic and administrative leadership for instruction, research and creative activity, and public service. Meet the Provost

Our Goals

The University of Oklahoma is an institution that uniquely combines excellence and access, embodying the ideals of the American public research university. We ensure that the state of Oklahoma has a top-tier research university, driving innovation and opportunity in a competitive, 21st-century world. We prepare students for citizenship and for life in a global society through our emphasis on student success, faculty development, and community engagement.

Faculty Impact

The Provost’s Office is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community of outstanding scholars and supporting them in their pursuit of excellence in their instructional, research, and service endeavors.

Student Success

Student success is at the heart of our endeavors as a University. Through first-year support initiatives, advising services, and focused retention efforts, the Provost’s Office provides leadership and resources to ensure that students have what they need to achieve their dreams.

Community Engagement

Our communities thrive when we commit to solving real-world problems in ways that both build knowledge and improve the areas we serve. Through hands-on experience, students learn tangible skills and develop a sense of personal responsibility that prepares them to be active citizens at local, regional, and global levels.