Dennis Mitchell to Serve as Interim Provost

He will remain Executive Vice President for University Life.

April 27, 2023

Dennis Mitchell has been named Interim Provost, effective July 1, 2023. Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger shared the news in an email to faculty and administrators this afternoon, explaining that it was a joint decision with President-Designate Minouche Shafik.

President Bollinger praised Mitchell’s long record of service and contributions to the University community and expressed gratitude to him for agreeing to take on this interim appointment. 

The move comes as Mary Boyce prepares to step down as Provost on June 30, 2023, and return to teaching and research full time. Shafik will launch a search for her permanent successor after taking office on July 1. Mitchell will remain Executive Vice President for University Life during the transition.