Provost's & Deans' Responsibilities

The provost has overall responsibility for all aspects
of the academic life at Wellesley College.

The responsibilities of the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College are distributed among the provost and the dean. These responsibilities outlined below are:  Major Areas of Responsibility, Department and Program Assignments, Committee Assignments, and Direct Reports.

  Andrew Shennan
Provost & Dean of the Colleges
Ann Velenchik
Dean of Academic Affairs
Major Areas of Responsibility Strategic planning
Institutional budget planning
Faculty appointments
Academic programs and budgets
Curricular matters:
instructional and academic development
academic innovation
instructional technology
institutional research
student learning and assessment
Department and Program Assignments
Africana Studies
Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
East Asian Languages and Cultures
East Asian Studies
French (and French Cultural Studies)
German (and German Studies)
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Peace and Justice Studies
Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics
Russian (and Russian Area Studies)
South Asia Studies
Theatre Studies
American Studies
Astronomy (and Astrophysics)
Biological Chemistry
Biological Sciences
Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
Computer Science
Environmental Studies
International Relations
Media Arts and Sciences
Political Science
Quantitative Reasoning
Women's and Gender Studies
Writing Program
Committee Assignments
Advisory Committee on Academic Staffing (ACAS)
Advisory Committee on Merit (chair)
Agenda Committee
Budget Advisory Committee
Committee on Faculty Appointments (chair)
Honor Code Hearing Review Panel
International Study Committee
Academic Review Board
Advisory Committee on Academic Staffing (ACAS)
Advisory Committee on Merit
Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (chair)
 Direct Reports
- Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion (TBD)
- Associate Provost and Director of Strategic Growth (Nancy Coleman)
-Assistant Provost for Institutional Planning and Assessment (Pamela Taylor)
- Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs (Ruth Frommer)
- Building Director, Founders/Green (Eve Zimmerman)
- Building Director, PNW/Jewett (Phyllis McGibbon)
- Chief Information Officer and Associate Provost (Ravi Ravishanker)
- Clerk of the Commitee on Faculty Appointments (Jen Ellis)
- Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women (Layli Maparyan)
- Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (Bridget Belgiovine)
- Director of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center (Lisa Fischman)
- Director of International Studies (Jennifer Thomas-Starck)
- Director of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs 
-Director of the Newhouse Center for the Humanities (Eve Zimmerman)
- Director of the Office of Sponsored Research (Liz Demski)
- Director of the Science Center (Cathy Summa)
-Building Director, Knapp Social Sciences Center (Olga Shurchkov)
- Director of the Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center (Oscar Fernandez)
-Faculty Director of the Child Study Center (Maureen Morgan)