Who is the Provost?
Dr. 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.
An Action Plan for Diversity at UD
Our University is committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive campus that reflects our collective views, experiences, capabilities, cultures, aspirations, and ultimately our commitment to excellence. To visit our Diversity website, click here.
Toward those ends, the University seeks to:
- Increase the racial and cultural diversity of its students, faculty and staff.
- Create a climate that expects and encourages all members of the University community to respect and appreciate individual and cultural differences.
- Promote equity for people of different backgrounds throughout all areas of University life.
- Develop organizational practices that include the participation and perspectives of these groups.
- Enhance the curriculum by including the contributions and perspectives of different races, cultures and genders.
The University has created a Diversity Action Plan to guide its progress in achieving the goals listed above. The plan was developed during the 2015-16 academic year under the direction of the vice provost for diversity with input from the UD community. View the Diversity Action Plan. The Diversity Action Plan has also been made available in spanish. Ver un plan de acción para la diversidad en la UD
News from the Provost’s Office
Ideas, Diversity and Dialogue
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Welcome back! It is always exciting to start a new academic year and see students return to campus, bringing the energy and enthusiasm that makes us all proud to be a part of the University of Delaware family. More…
Tea with faculty
Oct. 29, 2015 — University of Delaware faculty members were invited to an informal meet and greet gathering over tea hosted by Provost Domenico Grasso with special guest Acting President Nancy Targett.
“We have a relentless commitment to excellence at UD,” said Grasso, “and we can strengthen that commitment by cultivating an inclusive environment where there is open discussion and in which we are encouraged to get to know one another better.”
See pictures from the event.
Provost town hall
New budget model discussed at provost’s town hall
Oct. 26, 2015 — The University of Delaware’s new budget model was the main topic of discussion at Provost Domenico Grasso’s town hall meeting, held Oct. 20 in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
Grasso opened the meeting and announced the implementation of the University’s new strategic plan, Delaware Will Shine, is set to begin under the leadership of Charlie Riordan, deputy provost for research and scholarship, and Lynn Okagaki, interim deputy provost for academic affairs. He noted that more than 70 individuals have volunteered or been nominated to assist with the implementation effort. More…
#VoicesOfUDel began as a series of YouTube videos in which University students, staff, and faculty have an open conversation about the value of building a community that values the rich diversity of all its members.