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The Provost is Yale’s chief educational and administrative officer after the President.  The Office of the Provost oversees academic policies and activities university-wide. The Provost is an ex-officio member of every faculty and governing board and of all committees concerned with educational policy or faculty appointments. He has direct oversight of all academic support units, holds institutional responsibility for the allocation of resources, and chairs the University Budget Committee. In collaboration with the Vice President for Finance and Business operations, the Provost presents the university’s annual operating and capital budgets to the President and to the Yale CorporationThe Deputy, Associate, and Assistant Provosts, together with the Provost’s administrative and operations staff, support the Provost in carrying out these responsibilities.

In the News

September 2, 2015
Provost Benjamin Polak and other Yale leaders recently welcomed more than 40 new faculty members from various schools to the Yale community.   Provost Benjamin Polak hosted...
April 20, 2015
In a message to Yale University students, faculty, and staff, President Peter Salovey and Provost Ben Polak released the final report of the Presidential Carbon Charge Task...
January 22, 2015
In a communication to ladder members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Provost Ben Polak announced the formation of an ad hoc committee to review the current FAS tenure...