Office of the Provost
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Fostering an Atmosphere of Empathy and Collaboration
As the University's chief academic officer, the provost works to ensure our academic offerings are at the highest level.
Our Provost, Mary Clark, an experienced teacher, researcher, and administrator, comes to DU after serving for more than 18 years on the faculty, and more recently, in the Provost’s Office at American University. Provost Clark is a strategic and innovative leader who works in alignment with Chancellor Jeremy Haefner to realize the goals of DU IMPACT 2025.
The Office of the Provost works to ensure that every member of our community, from incoming students to tenured professors, have the support and resources they need to excel. We constantly strive to create an environment where all community members are valued and thriving.
Mary Clark, Provost
We are living in a critically important moment in history. At DU, we stand together as a diverse community. We are constantly learning and growing as we work together to make our community and world a better and more equitable place.
A Letter from Provost Clark
Welcome DU students, faculty, staff, and prospective community members,
We are living in a critically important moment in history. At DU, we stand together as a diverse community. We are constantly learning and growing as we work together to make our community and world a better and more equitable place. In all that we do, we strive for excellence, innovation, engagement, equity, integrity and inclusiveness. This is our duty – and one we are honored to uphold -- as a great institution dedicated to the public good.
What sets DU apart is our engagement between our faculty and students. We embrace a teacher-scholar model, which builds knowledge through our faculty’s research, scholarship, teaching and creative work. We know it is not just a degree our students seek, but a truly holistic experience emphasizing emotional intelligence, cultural competence, global citizenship and ethical leadership. Education plays a transformative role in the lives of our graduates and the societies in which they live, helping to grow the public good. A DU education has impact. Our undergraduate students have a 90% placement rate in careers and graduate school within six months of graduation, and nearly 93% of our master’s students and 95% of doctoral students were employed, continuing their education, or pursuing service/military activities six months after graduation.
We understand that the cost of attendance at a private university can be a burden to families. We continue to work to reduce that burden for every family and to guide every decision with our students’ success as our top priority.
I am excited to advance our values in the upcoming academic year and look forward to getting to know you during my first year as provost and executive vice chancellor. Please say hello if you see me on campus. It’s going to be a wonderful year!
In closing, I would like to share my deep appreciation for Dr. Corinne Lengsfeld. It is with her immense service to the University and her extraordinary leadership in the past year as interim provost and executive vice chancellor that we are poised to meet the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead this academic year. Thank you, Dr. Lengsfeld!
With very best regards,
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
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