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provost

1. the head of certain university colleges or schools
2. (in Scotland) the chairman and civic head of certain district councils or (formerly) of a burgh council
3. Church of England the senior dignitary of one of the more recent cathedral foundations
4. RC Church
a. the head of a cathedral chapter in England and some other countries
b. (formerly) the member of a monastic community second in authority under the abbot
5. (in medieval times) an overseer, steward, or bailiff in a manor
6. Obsolete a prison warder
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The idea to have a 'Provost's Charity of the Year' came from a civic committee meeting when members suggested the council raise awareness of a particular local charity.
She said no contact had been established yet with the kidnappers and appealed to the public to assist with any information that would lead to the rescue of the provost.
In addition to his duties as provost, including visiting civic groups and welcoming dignitaries, the role also includes being the lord lieutenant - the Queen's representative for the city.
"Fifteen years ago, it was a chore just to find out how many students were majoring in each field," says Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Oglethorpe University near Atlanta.
Critique: A unique, informative, and deftly presented account, "Provost: Experiences, Reflections and Advice From a Former "Number Two" on Campus" is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to community, college, and university library collections.
Air show director Clive Elliott said: "We are delighted to have this exciting display to celebrate the Jet Provost through the decades.
Lynette Provost CNZM will bring her experience in public sector leadership as well as further the Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library knowledge of information technology and management, culture and heritage, and governance.
"Every penny wasted on excessive travel expenses is money that could be going towards social care or bin collections." However, North Lanarkshire Council say the Provost's duties "inevitably mean significant mileage", with a spokesperson adding: "The council has taken significant steps in recent years to lower transport costs, with the introduction of fleet cars for employees and the reduction from two civic vehicles to one.
After nearly four decades of leadership in key university roles, Stephany Schlachter, announced plans to retire as provost of Lewis University, effective June 30, 2018.
The delegation accompanying the provost included Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, vice provost for academics; Jake Julia, vice provost for administration and chief of staff; Ron Braeutigam, associate provost for undergraduate education; Jabbar Bennett, associate provost and chief diversity officer; Andrea Bueschel, associate provost for strategy and policy; Dwight Hamilton, associate vice president for equity and Title IX coordinator; and Lee West director of undergraduate education.
Provost Little said: "I am very proud to be a direct descendant of James McClure and sometimes wonder if he would have been thrilled to have a Provost in the family.