Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Welcome to the website for the Office of the Provost. Here you will find information on academic policies, special academic programs, student affairs, faculty resources that support innovation, and faculty development opportunities.

The title of ‘provost’ has a variety of historical and linguistic roots, but in essence, the provost is the chief operating officer, reporting to and acting as an extension of the president. ┬áIn this role, I work with the deans of the schools, continuing education, academic programs, faculty development, and student affairs. I also work with the vice presidents to ensure that the needs of our faculty and students are met with the resources we have available in our College. Finally, I coordinate with provosts from other units of CUNY to ensure that the university meets its goals and is faithful to its mission.

Baruch is a truly unique College within CUNY, with a tradition for academic excellence in all of our disciplines, and the unique identity of the largest accredited business degree programs in the United States. Ours is a current manifestation of a CUNY legacy of providing degree programs that are simultaneously reflective and instrumental, enabling young New Yorkers to begin satisfying careers that contribute to their personal development, to their families, and to build healthy and resilient communities.


Mission of the Office

The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Baruch College works closely with the Deans of the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs; with the Chairs of all the College's Departments; and with the College's faculty to achieve excellence in all aspects of the academic life of the College. The Provost's Office is deeply involved in faculty recruitment, retention, and promotion; in the development and assessment of academic programs; and in providing support for faculty committed to effective teaching and research.

David Christy

The Provost's Senior Staff

Erec R. Koch
Associate Provost

Dennis Slavin
Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President

Art King
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Linda Lemiesz
Chief of Staff

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