The University of Massachusetts Amherst



The Office of the Provost is responsible for ensuring excellence in the academic mission of the University at University of Massachusetts Amherst in the areas of discovery, education, and public service. The overarching responsibility of the chief academic officer is to advance the academic mission.

The Provost works closely with the deans of the schools and colleges, department heads and chairs, and other senior leadership to provide undergraduate and graduate educational programs of the highest quality and to support the faculty’s efforts to advance knowledge, engage in creative activity, and serve the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

A key priority of the Provost is to recruit, retain, and support an outstanding and diverse faculty.


"The University's mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world."


The Academic Affairs Senior Vice Provosts work with other associate provosts at UMass Amherst to provide support to Provost Tricia Serio, her office, and reporting units, as well as help develop the Provost Office’s mission.

The provost works closely with the deans of the schools, colleges, and libraries to provide undergraduate and graduate educational programs of the highest quality.

The Provost’s staff fulfills many duties throughout campus, from the Academic Personnel unit to senior leadership.

UMass Amherst is one of the nation's top research universities as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding. Our current leadership searches can be found here.

News & Announcements

Senior Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion Wilmore Webley is pleased to welcome a cohort of 32 faculty to the STRIDE Faculty Fellowship Program.

Seven UMass Amherst faculty, researchers, and administrators have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Senior Assistant Provost for Administration and Finance Amy Stout has been selected by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) to take part in its 2023-24 Emerging Leaders Program.