Past University Provosts
|Allan P. Colburn1||1950 – 1955|
|Carl J. Rees||1955 – 1962|
|John Shirley2||1962 – 1972|
|Leon Campbell||1972 – 1988|
|Richard B. Murray*||1988 – 1991|
|Byron Pipes||1991 – 1993|
|Richard B. Murray3||1993 – 1994|
|Melvyn Schiavelli||1994 – 2002|
|Dan Rich||2002 – 2009|
|Thomas Apple||2009 – 2012|
|Nancy Brickhouse*||2012 – 2013|
|Domenico Grasso||2013 –2017|
1The Office of the Provost was created for Allan P. Colburn in November 1950 when his service as Acting President of the University of Delaware ended with the arrival of John Perkins. Colburn died in 1955 while still serving as Provost.
2John Shirley served as Acting President of the University of Delaware from September 1967 through June 1968 with the arrival of Edward Arthur Trabant. Shirley then returned to the office as Provost.
3When Richard B. Murray stepped down as Provost a second time (1994), the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware passed a resolution removing acting from his title in recognition of his service.
*An asterisk placed after a name indicates the person served as an acting Provost only, and is not included in a count of official Provosts of the University of Delaware.