University of Delaware


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. Learn more about Provost Grasso through his funny new social media video.

News from the Provost’s Office

#VoicesofUDelFaculty and Staff Letter: Welcome Back!

(Spring 2016)

Welcome back, Blue Hens!

The new semester is barely a week old, and if you’re like me, the assignments and projects are already piling up. Amid this bustle, it can be easy to miss the big picture: Our mission is to be consequential, to make a difference! More…


Faculty 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…


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.

Provost Tea - 10/29/15Tea and other light refreshments were served. This event was an opportunity for faculty to meet and engage with senior administration and each other.

“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…

Update: Budget model slide presentation from Oct. 20 town hall
Letter: Information about All Funds Budget model announced Oct. 6



#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.