The vice president and provost is the chief academic officer of the university, providing academic leadership to its college and schools and promoting excellence in all of the university's academic programs and initiatives, in order to educate ethical and compassionate leaders.

Gail F. Baker, Vice President and Provost Gail F. Baker, Vice President and Provost

The University of San Diego, with its college and six schools, distinctive academic centers and institutes, proximity to Asia and Latin America, and commitment to Catholic traditions, offers students a unique educational experience. A USD education is characterized by academic rigor in its undergraduate and graduate programs offering transformative opportunities through student/faculty research, global experiences, community service learning, and internships that develops the knowledge, values and skills needed to serve the global, civic, and faith communities.

USD faculty’s research, scholarship and creative activity are complements to their teaching and are nurtured by a culture of intellectual inquiry. Faculty and students (undergraduate and graduate) often collaborate on research and other creative activity... Continue reading the welcome message.