Message from the Provost

Welcome. The Provost at Georgetown is the chief academic officer of the main campus. The Provost and his staff are responsible for the quality of the educational and research programs of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown College, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the School for Continuing Studies. The office oversees admissions, financial aid, the registrar, research administration, and offices of student affairs.

An effective Provost's office serves the faculty and students of a university. The Provost’s office at Georgetown strives to be transparent in its activities and to seek early and frequent input from faculty, students, and staff. The Provost’s office has the obligation to build an environment in which faculty can perform their best scholarship and research and engage students through teaching and mentoring, as well as one in which students become prepared for a world in which ongoing learning will be a requisite for leadership.

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Provost's Blog

  • Phrases to Graduates Worth Remembering
    May 20, 2015
    At the end of last week, I attended quite a few commencement events. For the most part, the thunderstorms held off, and most events were held on Healy Lawn. But it was quite hot for many of them, and I sympathized with the black-robed graduates soaking up the hot sun. I heard many commencement speakers. […]
  • Getting Ready for the End
    May 13, 2015
    It’s a very interesting time on the Georgetown campus. Most students have left campus. They’ve finished their exams and have turned in their final papers. I see them pushing big carts of possessions across campus. Many have pulled their roller bags and carried their duffel bags to waiting cabs and shuttles. The work of the […]
  • Relative Deprivation
    May 6, 2015
    In the middle of 20th century, Robert Merton described a social psychological construct concerning the comparison of one’s own status and that of relevant others. He observed that, even in groups with very large resources, those within the group who believed they were less well-off felt “second-class,” unsuccessful, and deprived of full acknowledgement of their […]