Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D. became VCU’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs on Aug. 1, 2021. He holds an academic appointment as professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering in the VCU College of Engineering.
In his role as provost, Dr. Sotiropoulos is responsible for creating and implementing the academic priorities for the university. He works closely with academic deans, faculty and other leadership within the university to ensure a safe, high-quality learning experience for all VCU students.
Dr. Sotiropoulos also leads faculty recruitment and retention efforts, ensuring that VCU's diverse, outstanding faculty are supported and well-prepared to serve our students' needs.
Mission of the Office of the Provost
The Office of the Provost is dedicated to ensuring a safe, high-quality and engaged learning experience for all students; ensuring that the institution recruits and retains a talented and diverse faculty and provides the resources necessary to conduct world-class teaching, scholarship, research, service and creative expression; and maintaining a strong commitment to the local and global engagement of students, faculty and staff that transforms lives and communities.
Among the units that fall under the Office of the Provost's leadership include: