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About Provost Lawrence

As Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Adrea Lawrence is the chief academic officer for the University of Montana. The provost's most important duty is oversight of the academic and student support operations of the University to ensure that UM continues to pursue academic excellence and a holistic approach to student success.

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Organizational Chart

Click through the Office of the Provost organizational chart below to learn about the provost's areas of responsibility.

What does the Provost do?

The provost is the chief academic officer and works with talented staff and faculty to oversee initiatives related to:


Areas Overseen by the Provost

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

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

  • Community Standards
  • Office for Student Success
    • advising
    • tutoring
    • TRiO-Upward Bound
    • financial education
  • Experiential Learning and Career Success
    • internships
    • civic engagement
    • field experiences
    • undergraduate research
    • study abroad
    • National Student Exchange
    • career services
  • Student Support and Services
    • Student Advocacy Resource Center
    • American Indian Student Services
    • Support for Students of African Descent
    • Disability Services for Students
    • VETS Office
    • Curry Health Center
    • Campus Recreation
    • Career Services
    • UM Dining
    • UM Housing
    • University Center
    • Student Affairs IT

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

The provost collaborates with the University of Montana Foundation to raise donor funds for academic and student success initiatives at UM.