Executive Vice President and University Provost
The executive vice president and university provost manages both the day-to-day and long-term operation of the university. This office provides leadership for the academic and business sides of the university.
The executive vice president and university provost not only is responsible for setting the university’s course, through collaboration with faculty, staff and students, but also is charged with assuring that it stays on course. The executive vice president and university provost is an advisor to the university president and acts as president during presidential absences.
Shirley Willihnganz assumed her post in May 2004 after having served in an acting capacity for two years.
She came to UofL in 1985 as a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Communication, and brings to her work a strong background in organizational, business and professional communication; an understanding of the classroom; and a determination to ensure a quality educational experience for all UofL students.