Meet the Provost
The Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor is Pitt’s chief academic officer and is responsible for leading the team that develops and implements the University's academic vision. Ann E. Cudd was elected Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor by Pitt’s Board of Trustees in June 2018.
The Office of the Provost provides general oversight of academic affairs, including education, faculty, and student life. As Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor at Pitt, Dr. Cudd has primary responsibility for all aspects of the University of Pittsburgh’s academic mission. Her duties include supporting scholarly excellence among more than 4,600 full-time faculty members and student success among the University’s nearly 35,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on all five Pitt campuses. Ten Pitt schools and a number of centers and other academic areas report to her.
An accomplished teacher and scholar whose research explores themes of oppression, economic inequality, capitalism, and gender, Dr. Cudd is an active faculty member in the philosophy department at Pitt. Her priorities focus on personalizing education, building on excellence in teaching and research, fostering a strong culture of diversity, improving access and affordability, supporting data-driven decision-making, achieving efficiencies and cost savings, and leading with ethics and integrity.