About Us

Meet the Provost


A provost is the senior academic officer at many universities in the United States and Canada.
The provost is responsible for all academic programs and is the second-in-command of the
institution. At USF, the Provost’s Scholars Program was created and supported by Provost and
Executive Vice President Ralph Wilcox, Ph.D., to offer unique opportunities and guidance for a
select group of students committed to a comprehensive educational experience during their
condensed time at the university.

You’ll have a chance to meet Dr. Wilcox, since all Provost’s Scholars are invited to dinner with
him at the beginning of each academic year.