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Who is the Provost?

DAR-Osher-Renewing_the_Dream_ReceptionDr. Domenico Grasso is the University of Delaware’s 13th provost. As the University’s chief academic officer, the Provost is responsible for administration of all programs of instruction, research and service, and for facilitating the success of the University’s faculty and students. Reporting to the Provost are the deans of the seven colleges, the deputy provost for academic affairs, deputy provost for research and scholarship, vice provost for diversity, vice provost for faculty affairs, vice provost for libraries, vice president for student life, vice provost for graduate and professional education, vice president of enrollment management, associate provost and chief of staff, and the director of communications.

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News from the Provost’s Office

#VoicesofUDelFaculty and Staff Letter: Investing in our next chapter

(Fall 2015)

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The start of a new academic year is always exciting and this week we welcome yet another remarkable first-year class to the University of Delaware. Entering my third year as Provost, I¹m energized to see the groundwork of our strategic plan, Delaware Will Shine, moving into action as we work to form the implementation committee and action teams this fall. More…


Student Letter: Welcome to an exceptional journey

(Fall 2015)

Welcome Blue Hens!

There is so much to be excited about as we start the new academic year. Let me take a brief moment to personally encourage you to embrace this remarkable time. Of the many things I love about UD — including the beauty of The Green and the enthusiasm of students — I most treasure our commitment to excellence and our sense of community. More…


Help make UD shine

DWS committee seeking nominations for action teams

Sept. 16, 2015 — The groundwork of Delaware Will Shine, the University of Delaware’s new strategic initiative, is moving from planning to action.

Months of positive momentum generated through a thoughtful period of sharing information and soliciting ideas from energized stakeholders — including faculty, students, staff, alumni, legislators and business leaders, and external community partners — helped conceptualize the framework of what will be the University of Delaware’s new strategic blueprint. More…

Partnership for change

New UD coalition launches strategic plan to reduce high-risk drinking

July 30, 2015 — UD is adopting a collaborative approach to support students’ health and well-being that incorporates the efforts of University offices — including Student Life, Student Wellness and Health Promotion and the Office of the Provost — along with students, faculty, staff, a member of the Board of Trustees, Newark business owners, and community and civic leaders. Their efforts are being combined as part of the newly formed Campus Coalition for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention. More…