Carnegie Mellon University

Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost advances Carnegie Mellon University’s mission for teaching, research and scholarly excellence. The resources we provide nurture the personal, professional and intellectual growth of our community of students, faculty and staff in diverse academic contexts.

Members of the Office of the Provost serve as points of contact on behalf of this division, which plans and guides the policies and practices that shape the academic vision of the university.

CMU community members are encouraged to reach out early in the event planning process if they wish to invite the provost or other senior staff in this office to attend an event.

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Kristen Bayley

Senior Director of Executive Communications

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Quinten Brown

Executive Administrator and Manager of Administrative Operations 

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Christa Cardone

Executive Communications Manager

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Sarah College

Senior Project Manager

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Becky Culyba

Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff to the Provost

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Ali Spetz

Senior Project Administrator


Kylie Walker

Digital Content Manager

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Patience Whitworth

Associate Vice Provost for Student Success and Strategic Initiatives