The Academic Enterprise at ASU

The Office of the Provost leads the Academic Enterprise at ASU, encompassing all academic efforts that empower degree-seeking students and support faculty engaged in teaching and research at the university.

Meet the Provost Leadership Team
Nancy Gonzales, Executive Vice President and University Provost

The Academic Enterprise is led by a community of creative and impassioned scholars and higher education innovators. In our research and scholarship, we advance new knowledge that benefits the world. In our teaching, mentorship and design of diverse learning experiences, we prepare our students to achieve their goals and contribute their talents to an ever-changing, globally connected world.

Nancy Gonzales, PhD Executive Vice President and University Provost Get to know Provost Gonzales

An academic community powered by the ASU Charter

ASU believes that talent is found in every household, community, Zip code, state and country. We work tirelessly to realize the ideal that a world-class university experience can and should be accessible to any qualified individual who commits themself to the goal of earning an ASU degree.

A faculty of leading experts

Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur Fellows and National Academy members are among the 4,919 faculty members researching and teaching at ASU.

A community of exceptional students

ASU students are enriching their lives and making a positive impact on the world through academics, research, community involvement and entrepreneurial ventures.

A top-ranked research university

ASU continues to rise in national and global rankings with programs from a breadth of academic disciplines ranking among the world’s best.


A university experience designed for today’s learners

Learning is a universal human experience, but how we learn is personal. ASU strives to design a university experience that can fit within the diverse needs of 21st-century students. While some students seek a fully on-campus living and learning experience, others enroll through online offerings providing them the flexibility to balance the goal of earning a degree alongside their other priorities. Regardless of modality, all ASU degrees and experiences are customizable to meet students where they are on their academic journey.