Office of the Provost

Dr. Steven D. House
Provost and

Vice President for Academic Affairs

The provost manages internal administrative operations of the university and acts in the absence of the president. The Provost provides leadership and direction for the long-range planning process, the annual priorities for action, and the budget, and oversees the following areas: 

  • Academic affairs
  • Student life
  • Institutional research
  • Sponsored programs
  • Cultural affairs

The provost/vice president for academic affairs consults as appropriate with the Office of University Advancement.

As vice president for academic affairs, the responsibilities include the following:

  • providing intellectual and administrative leadership of the faculty and academic support staff
  • overseeing the development of the academic program and the assessment of student academic performance
  • recruiting, orienting, developing and evaluating the faculty
  • developing and administering the curriculum
  • supervising the academic support programs
  • developing and recommending the academic budget, in consultation with deans, department chairs and program directors

The Provost's Advisory Council and Academic Affairs Advisory Council (see links to the left) broadly reflect the range of academic affairs at Elon. Direct reports to the provost include the associate provost, assistant vice president for academic affairs, the academic deans of the college/schools, the dean of cultural programs, and the director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Other members of the councils report directly to an associate provost or assoicate vice president for academic affairs.

Steven D. House

Steven D. House
Provost and
Vice President for Academic Affairs