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Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost is committed to academic excellence, student, faculty and staff success, and promoting, supporting, and enhancing a vigorous, diverse, inclusive, and rewarding academic environment that fosters faculty and staff professional growth, job satisfaction, impartiality, social justice, equality and equity for all.

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Message from the Provost

Wentworth Institute of Technology is well-poised for greatness, addressing  the needs of a fast-changing society and various industries by staying true to its mission of empowering  learners with the skills they need to be successful in the global marketplace.

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Academic and Administrative Units

Wentworth's provost serves as the chief academic officer and oversees all academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, all research programs, as well as military educational services, institutional effectiveness and planning, co-op and career services, workforce development, professional education, university library, and the registrar’s office.

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Objectives and Values

We strive to promote:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Student Success
  • Faculty and Staff Success
  • Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence
  • Effective Academic Operations
  • Synergy and Outreach
  • Environment and Infrastructure Conducive to Teaching, Learning, and Research
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Priorities and Initiatives

  • Provide outstanding instruction and advance our commitment to student success through strong undergraduate research programs and by expanding experiential learning and career education 
  • Foster the value of a well-rounded education that includes the sciences, arts and humanities
  • Develop strong academic programs in strategic areas 
  • Establish research and scholarship in core areas and across a variety of application domains
  • Build strong student and faculty bonds
  • Have an impact on student, faculty, and staff success  
  • Form strategic partnerships with industry leaders and nonprofits
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Meet the Provost

Sophia Maggelakis, Ph.D., became the first woman to serve as provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs