Elon University launched the search for its next provost and vice president for academic affairs in July 2022. The new provost will succeed Aswani Volety, who was named chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington on May 26, 2022.

President Connie Ledoux Book appointed a 23-member Search Committee co-chaired by Dr. Jason Husser, associate professor of political science and policy studies and chair of Academic Council, and Vice President for Finance and Administration Janet Williams. The university has engaged the services of AGB Search, an executive search firm, to assist with the national search.

Following candidate evaluations and remote interviews in September, the committee will identify a small group of candidates for campus visits in early October.

The committee hopes to make a recommendation on finalists to President Book in mid-October.