Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost is committed to supporting the academic and creative endeavors of our students and faculty. Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David serves as the college’s chief academic officer and provides leadership for all academic planning and review; program development at the undergraduate and graduate levels; allocation of financial resources in accordance with academic priorities; academic diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; advancement of faculty scholarship, research, and creative work; global education; online learning; and student retention and persistence initiatives.

The Office of the Provost works closely with the school deans and all academic units to ensure effective collaboration in support of the college’s strategic plan: Achieving Our Greatness: A Strategic Action Plan for Columbia College Chicago, 2015-2020, which calls for continual development of six areas of critical importance to the college: 1) Student Success, 2) a 21st Century Curriculum, 3) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 4) Community Engagement, 5) Optimizing Enrollment, and 6) Aligning Resources with Goals.

In Spring 2021, the college embarked on a new strategic planning process. For more information, visit the Strategic Planning 2021: Building Our Brighter Future website