The provost and executive vice president is Finlandia University's chief academic officer, whose most important duties are oversight of the academic dimensions of the university and to ensure the university's academic standards. In cooperation with the president and the Academic Deans, the provost provides leadership in the development, review, and administration of policies and goals regarding instruction and faculty development.
The provost works closely with the president to develop university priorities and administer program budget and faculty personnel policies. The provost serves as a representative of the president and in place of the president during his absence.
The deans of Finlandia's two academic schools and two colleges report to the provost