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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.

For more, please visit the Provost’s page.


News from the Provost’s Office

#VoicesofUDelWorking together to build UD’s future

Staying Consequential and Focused as We Build Our Future

Cinema, our society, and the future of UD

The world has shifted in the weeks since fall classes ended in ways few of us could have imagined. Unrest in our nation’s cities and violent attacks on civilians in Nigeria and France that attempted to constrain the liberties to which we are all entitled compel us, as global citizens, into critical debates addressing the costs and responsibilities of living in a free society. More…


Summit of Americas

Provost Grasso participates in historic meeting of heads of state, educational leaders

April 17, 2015–Last week, the University of Delaware had a front seat at history, as heads of state and government officials from the Western Hemisphere gathered at the seventh Summit of the Americas, held this year in Panama City, Panama. Themed “Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas,” this year’s summit marked the first time heads of the United States and Cuba met in a half-century. More…

Provost - Faculty TeaBuilding connections

Opening doors of Hullihen via forums, gatherings, social media

May 14, 2015–A spot of tea is highly regarded for its health and medicinal properties, offering benefits as a stress reliever — and also for its social capacity to bring people together. That was the aim during a series of informal teas at the University of Delaware, sponsored by the provost’s office and held throughout April and May.

A total of nearly 200 people participated in small, intimate gatherings for faculty, students and staff, which kicked off with a faculty tea on April 7. The final tea of the semester was held this week. More…

To learn more about Provost Grasso through his funny new social media video, click here.