Who is the Provost?

Under the President’s direction, the Provost is responsible for the administration of all University academic activities as well as the leadership of the faculty.

Law School

Dean Search: Boston College Law School

Boston College has named Odette Lienau, professor of law and former associate dean for faculty research and intellectual life at Cornell University Law School, as the inaugural Marianne D. Short, Esq., Dean at Boston College Law School, effective January 2023. Professor of Law and Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar Diane Ring will continue to serve as interim dean of the law school through the fall semester.

Dean Announcement

Dean Search Information

Theology and Ministry

Dean Search: School of Theology and Ministry

Michael C. McCarthy, S.J., former vice president for mission integration and planning and associate professor of theology at Fordham University, has been named dean of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, effective July 1, succeeding Fr. Tom Stegman of the Society of Jesus, who will step down at the end of the semester.

Dean Announcement


University Strategic Plan

Ever to Excel: Advancing Boston College's Mission

In January 2016 Boston College embarked on the University Strategic Planning Initiative—a new strategic planning effort to identify institutional priorities for the next decade.  Led by co-chairs Executive Vice President Michael J. Lochhead and Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley, and following an intense, collaborative process, our new Strategic Directions have been approved by the Boston College Board of Trustees.  Called Ever to Excel: Advancing Boston College’s Mission, these directions will shape the University’s priorities over the coming decade.