A person who is appointed to superintend, or preside over, something; the chief magistrate in some cities and towns; as, the provost of Edinburgh or of Glasgow, answering to the mayor of other cities; the provost of a college, answering to president; the provost or head of certain collegiate churches.
The president of a borough.
A college's chief academic officer (sometimes called an academic dean). A provost often reports directly to the president of a college or university.
Feudal or royal magistrate. (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a Medieval Castle, 230) Royal officer responsible for overseeing administration of justice. (Seward, Desmond. Henry V: The Scourge of God, 224)
see Chief Academic Officers (CAO)
Early military police, commanded by a Provost Marshall, universally unpopular throughout the army, but supported by Wellington.
The officer responsible for the regulation of period combat at the college.
a high-ranking university administrator
The Provost oversees all academic aspects of the University. In most cases, the Provost is the ultimate academic authority for the University. That person is the key link between the University President and the other academic offices and individuals. The Provost evaluates the current state of the University's academic offerings and takes the initiative in charting future directions of EKU's academic programs.
Chief academic administrator who oversees all academic schools, colleges and units, including the faculty.
the chief dignitary of a cathedral or collegiate church. Source
The Provost is the administrator who supervises academic policies and activities. The Provost oversees instruction, curricula, and the individual colleges within the university. Not all colleges have a provost, but there will almost always be an administrator in charge of these areas.
Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain universities of the British Isles such as UCL, and the head of certain colleges (e.g. in Oxbridge: Worcester College, Oxford, The Queen's College, Oxford in Ireland: Trinity College Dublin). Even within these different types of appointments, the precise role of a provost varies from institution to institution.
A provost is a senior official in a number of Christian churches.