Shirley Willihnganz, executive vice president and university provost (PDF) of the University of Louisville, is the chief academic and operating officer. The post touches all segments of the university.

As chief academic officer, she has oversight of undergraduate, graduate and professional education at UofL.

As chief operating officer, she works with the Office of the President (president, executive vice president for health affairs, executive vice president for research), vice presidents for business affairs, finance, information technology, student affairs and human resources, and with university counsel.

The provost’s senior staff is directly responsible for undergraduate affairs, graduate affairs, diversity initiatives, strategic planning, institutional research and accountability, and faculty personnel. A number of offices and centers report through the provost’s senior staff and are enumerated in the unit organizational chart (PDF).