Office of the Provost

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The provost is the University's chief academic officer, with responsibility for leadership and oversight of all academic programs and research activities. Working with a team of faculty and academic administrators, the provost guides a diverse array of offices, councils and initiatives to steward Bucknell's academic mission and advance its strategic goals.

The mission of the Provost's Office is to lead and serve a diverse community by providing opportunities and procedures that support learning, innovation, creativity, scholarship and engagement.

Wendy Sternberg, Bucknell's new provost, will take office in July. Professor Margot Vigeant is interim provost.

Interim Provost Margot Vigeant

Margot Vigeant

Professor Margot Vigeant, a professor at Bucknell since 1999, is Bucknell's interim provost as well as co-acting president of the University. She has served in a number of leadership roles for Bucknell, most recently as interim chair of the faculty.

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Provost Wendy Sternberg

Following a nationwide search, Bucknell has named Wendy Sternberg the University's new provost. Sternberg, who has served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Occidental College since 2017, will take office in July 2024.

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Living and learning at Bucknell

Discover how our three colleges and exceptional residential learning environment create a distinctive educational experience that prepares Bucknellians for success.

College of Arts & Sciences
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We recognize outstanding academic performance by Bucknell students and professors, provide guidance and resources for faculty members throughout their careers and much more.

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Bucknell Breaks New Media Ground

Bucknell Breaks New Ground


Bucknell faculty and leaders appeared more than 2,000 times in media publications in academic year 2022-23, a record number since the University began tracking appearances in its annual media report five years ago. This year’s report also features more than a dozen appearances on podcasts, a testament to Bucknell’s evolving efforts to reach audiences where they consume news and information. Learn how Bucknell experts are setting the agenda on topics from scientific discoveries to geopolitical analysis to the challenges and potential of emerging tools like AI — and much more.

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