Paul N. Courant
Welcome! At the University of Michigan, the provost serves as the chief academic officer and the chief budget officer. Having served as provost from 2002-05, I am delighted to return to these responsibilities as interim provost. It is my privilege and pleasure to work with President Schlissel, the deans of our 19 schools and colleges, and others across the campus to ensure that Michigan remains one of the world’s best public universities.
The University’s mission is “to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving, and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.” As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the University’s founding in Detroit in 1817, we re-dedicate ourselves to this mission. Our commitment to creating and sustaining an environment that supports learning in many forms – from the long-practiced, to the brand new – has never been stronger.
Our campus is a wonderful intellectual community, led by outstanding faculty and enriched by smart and questioning students. We value the diversity of our community and welcome the rich learning that comes from our interactions with each other.
Thank you for your interest in the work of the provost’s office. Our website contains a wealth of information about policies and programs that support our faculty, students, and staff, and contribute to the state of Michigan and the world.
Paul N. Courant