Welcome to the Office of the Provost

Jeffrey S. Vitter Jeffrey S. Vitter
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

We live in times that have been described as both “extraordinary” and “tough.” In his inaugural address in January 2009, President Barack Obama signaled the importance of higher education and how it must rise to meet “the demands of a new age.”

Through the core missions of teaching, research, and service, the University of Kansas seeks to respond to the demands of a new age. We seek to change our world, and at the same time, our world calls upon us to change. This will require the engagement and awareness of everyone in our campus community.

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Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • $275 million in externally funded research expenditures
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times