As Middlebury’s chief academic officer, the provost advances the academic mission of the institution and ensures the quality of its programs. 

The provost directs the development and implementation of institutional strategy across a global network of academic programs. Along with the Provost’s Academic Council, the provost sets institutional priorities guided by the Envisioning Middlebury strategic framework. Michelle McCauley serves as Middlebury’s provost.

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Middlebury Strategy

Middlebury is fortunate to have the resources to break new ground in higher education and make a difference in the world. The priorities we set for using those resources are based on our shared Envisioning Middlebury framework for decision making.

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Middlebury's Mission

Through a commitment to immersive learning, we prepare students to lead engaged, consequential, and creative lives, contribute to their communities, and address the world’s most challenging problems.

Middlebury's Vision

A world with a robust and inclusive public sphere where ethical citizens work across intellectual, geographical, and cultural borders.