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About Provost Brown

Provost Brown

As Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Perry Brown is the Chief Academic Officer for the University of Montana. The Provost's most important duty is oversight of the academic operations of the university. He ensures that UM continues to pursue academic excellence and promote student success.
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Organizational Chart

Click through the Office of the Provost organizational chart below to learn about how Academic Affairs is structured.

What does the Provost do?

The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer and oversees initiatives related to:

All colleges and schools

The Provost oversees UM’s twelve colleges and schools and the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library.

He also oversees a number of other academic entities including:

Academic policy

  • program review and accreditation
  • program assessment
  • revision of academic unit standards
  • curriculum modifications including the creation of new academic programs

Academic enrichment

opportunities for students:

Opportunities for faculty

  • international partnerships and exchanges
  • sabbatical assignment
  • professional development activities

Enrollment management & student success

  • recruitment of incoming undergraduate, transfer and graduate students
  • advising
  • tutoring
  • financial aid
  • graduate teaching and research assistantships
  • student support services

Academic events

  • Provost's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
  • Academic Convocation
  • Celebrate Academics
  • Constitution Day

Institutional planning

The Provost chairs the University Planning Committee and participates in the budgeting, assessment and implementation aspects of the Planning-Assessment continuum.

Raising donor funds

The Provost collaborates with the University of Montana Foundation to raise donor funds for academic initiatives at UM.