The Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is the chief academic officer of the institution and the principal advisor to the President on all academic affairs. The Provost is the highest ranking officer after the President and serves as the Acting President in the President’s absence.

The Provost and Vice-President (Academic) promotes the academic mission of the University by advancing innovation in curriculum and program development, including program evaluation, professor recruitment and designing enrolment strategies. 

The Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is also responsible for the allocation of University resources and collaborates closely with the Associate Vice-Presidents, the College Deans, and various Directors on the development and implementation of the University’s annual budget. 

The Provost and Vice-President (Academic) administers the universities faculties including their internal departments and programs as well as overseeing numerous academic support units. 

The Provost is an ex-officio member and Vice-Chair of Senate. The Provost also chairs the Vice-President’s Academic Council and represents the academic interests of the University of Guelph in this and other external bodies and associations.