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    Students at the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium (ISE)
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    SYMS, Summer Youth Music School rehearsal
Nancy Targett, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Nancy Targett
Provost and Vice President
for Academic Affairs

What is a Provost?

The modern university provost is the university’s chief academic officer and is responsible to the president for the creation and implementation of the academic priorities for the university and for the allocation of resources that will support those priorities. The provost works closely with the academic deans, department heads, student services professionals, faculty and staff to provide the highest possible quality of educational programs, both within and outside the classroom, for undergraduate and graduate students. An important part of the provost’s job is also to insure that we recruit, retain, encourage and support an outstanding and diverse faculty; each of whom will make positive contributions to the university and to their discipline in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service.




News and Announcements

Indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for All: A Campus Conversation about Political Divisions and Common Ground. Join us this Friday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m. in the Strafford Room at the MUB for a campus-wide community conversation. All members of the UNH community—students, faculty, staff—are welcome to gather to speak their minds, listen carefully, and understand the diversity that defines our nation’s democracy. We will gather to explore our differences; to affirm our values as a community of mutual respect and inquiry; and to identify key topics for future gatherings, including campus teach-ins and other forms of deliberation and exchange. Join us. Practice with us. Talking to each other is one of the most important actions we can take.  The Office of the Provost and the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity in collaboration with New Hampshire Listens


UNH Final Report on Careers.  Read the findings and recommendations of an external review of our efforts to prepare students for success after graduation.


UNH Curran Report on Careers (Executive Summary)



Contact the Provost

105 Main Street

Thompson Hall 207

Durham, NH 03824

(603) 862 - 3290