The provost provides leadership and supervision to the educational program of the university, both inside and outside the classroom, and presides at faculty meetings. As chief academic officer, the provost is a member of the President's Cabinet and chairs the Council of Deans in charge of all academic activities of the university, overseeing all academic program planning, teaching, and research-related affairs across LAU's seven schools. In addition to his pivotal role in academic strategic planning, long-term institutional positioning, and global partnerships, the provost develops and supervises the university's Continuing Education.
LAU is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.). NECHE is the regional accrediting association in the United States developing and regularly reviewing standards for educational institutions of all levels.