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The provost is Middlebury’s chief academic officer, ensuring the quality and integrity of all Middlebury’s academic programs and initiatives and advancing the academic mission of the institution.

In that role, the provost convenes the Provost’s Academic Council (PAC), which is responsible for accomplishing the broader academic mission of the institution and enacting its strategy. 

The provost also serves as the senior administrative officer to the Strategy Committee of the Board of Trustees and he sits with Middlebury’s Faculty Strategy Committee and Resources Committee. In consultation with the faculty, senior administration, and the Board of Trustees, the provost develops and implements Middlebury’s strategic plans and initiatives, particularly those that involve multiple programs or locations. 

The provost also works with the executive vice president for finance and administration to ensure the appropriate allocation of resources to support these priorities.

Head shot of Michelle McCauley, professor of psychology

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Michelle McCauley

President Laurie Patton appointed Professor of Psychology Michelle McCauley interim executive vice president and provost for an 18-month term effective August 1, 2022. Michelle joined Middlebury in 1995 and since that time has led and participated in multiple initiatives across the institution. Read more about Professor McCauley’s work at Middlebury.

Remembering Jeff Cason

The Middlebury community mourns the loss of Jeff Cason, who died on July 14, 2022. Serving as executive vice president and provost since 2018, Jeff was a visionary leader and a beloved teacher, scholar, and administrator who began his Middlebury career in 1994. To read more about Jeff’s life and legacy, click here.

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Middlebury, VT 05753