Welcome to the Office of the Provost
Baruch College provides an inclusive, transformational education in the arts and sciences, business, and public and international affairs to students from New York and around the world and creates new knowledge through scholarship and research. In support of this mission, the Office of the Provost works to create a dynamic intellectual environment across our three schools where students can succeed and learn from an outstanding faculty, and these faculty can thrive as educators and thought leaders in their respective fields. Our work is animated by the six college goals set forth by President Wu which together are designed to promote excellence in teaching, scholarship, and student engagement, as well as to advance a diverse, inclusive environment.
Dr. Linda Essig serves as the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. In these roles, she guides the work of associate provosts for teaching and learning (Dr. Dennis Slavin); academic administration, faculty development, and research (Dr. Raquel Fich); and assessment, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness (Dr. John Osae-Kwapong), as well as the deans for Baruch’s three degree-granting schools: the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Zicklin School of Business. She works collaboratively with the Vice Presidents of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management to advance student success across the College.
In all of its work, the Office of the Provost remains true to the founding mission of Baruch’s ancestral institution, the Free Academy, which opened in 1847 to transform individual lives by providing a top quality “education for all.”