Dennis A. Mitchell

Dennis A. Mitchell has served as Interim Provost of Columbia University since July 1, 2023. As Interim Provost, Mitchell serves as Columbia’s chief academic officer; the Provost’s portfolio includes a broad range of responsibilities to ensure the excellence of academic programs and faculty.

Mitchell is also Executive Vice President for University Life and Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement at Columbia University, roles he has held since 2021, and Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. Mitchell, who joined the Columbia faculty in 1991, has led student and faculty diversity efforts at the College of Dental Medicine since 2004 and faculty diversity efforts in the Office of the Provost since 2014. He has also played a lead role spearheading university-wide anti-racism efforts.

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