Office of the Provost

Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., is Saint Louis University's provost and the University's chief academic officer. She reports directly to the president and is responsible for the fulfillment of SLU's mission via the leadership and oversight of all academic, research, scholarship and enrollment management services.

Nancy Brickhouse, PhD


As provost, Brickhouse is responsible for supporting major initiatives advancing SLU's University Strategic Plan. In collaboration with the University vice presidents and members of the executive staff, Brickhouse is responsible for the development and implementation of all academic strategic plans, as well as the development and adherence to the academic affairs budget; the building, renovation, and allocation of all academic and research space is also the under her purview.

Prior to her service at SLU, Brickhouse was deputy provost for academic affairs at the University of Delaware, where she was on the faculty for more than 27 years. She earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Baylor University, and her master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue University.

Read the Provost's Curriculum Vitae

Communications from the Provost

Recent presentations, speeches, and other communications from Provost Nancy Brickhouse:

University Core Development

2017-18 Letters to the SLU Community

Faculty Compensation

Get  information on recent faculty compensation studies (available only to those in the SLU community). Available documents:

  • Faculty Salary Study (May 2, 2018)
  • Faculty Pay Salary Study (May 20, 2016)
  • Faculty Compensation Philosophy (2016)
  • 2014-2015 Mercer Benchmark Salary Study
Reporting and Advisory Units

Nearly all of the academic units at Saint Louis University report to the provost or members of the provost’s staff. 

All academic deans (except the dean of the School of Medicine) report directly to the provost, as do the vice president for Research, the vice president for Enrollment and Retention Management, the director and dean of the Madrid campus, the dean of the University Libraries, and the associate and assistant provosts who comprise the provost’s senior staff.

Additional reporting units include: