Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The Provost is the chief academic officer, providing leadership for all academic efforts at UMSL. Academic Affairs facilitates excellence in learning among our diverse student body; faculty research and creative/artistic activities, teaching and service; economic development; public affairs; the personal and professional development of all members of the campus community; and faculty, staff, student and alumni continuous lifelong learning.