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Provost

Welcome to the Website of the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the University.

The Provost is responsible for the smooth operation of the academic units of the University including all of the University's Schools and Colleges as well as the libraries of the University, with the exception of the medical school which reports directly to the president’s office.  The Provost also chairs the University Senate, which is the major University shared governance organization.

The Provost's Office also carries out academic policies of the faculty and President, all in support of enhancing student success. In addition, the Provost's Office has played a lead role in many new academic initiatives including the establishment of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, Hofstra University Honors College, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

Dr. Herman A. Berliner is Hofstra University's Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. He also served in this position from 1989-2015. Dr. Berliner, Hofstra’s Lawrence Herbert Distinguished Professor, is in his 49th year at the University.

Herman A. Berliner, PhD
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
200 West Library Wing
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Fax: 516-463-6505
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