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PROVOST. A title given to the chief of some corporations or societies. In France, this title was formerly given to some presiding judges. The word is derived from the Latin praepositus.

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Celebration Provost Christine Simpson with the charity's trustees, volunteers and supporters
But because enrollment falls under a provost's domain, provosts must take into account job market trends and the perceived (and perhaps changeable) needs of 18-year-olds and their parents, explains Sharf-man from Oglethorpe.
Visitors will be able to see a chronologically arranged display of Jet Provost aircraft, from the initial T1 design, through to the T3, T4 and Strikemaster armed variant.
South Lanarkshire Council executive director of finance and corporate resources, Paul Manning, said: "The costs associated with maintaining and running the provost's vehicle are negligible when considering the range of civic duties he attends throughout the year.
She added: "As Provost of Dumfries and Nithsdale it was my absolute pleasure and honour, on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council and the townsfolk of Dumfries, to pay my respects and commemorate the birth of our National Bard, Robert Burns.
Provost Jones said:"The standard of the designs was incredibly high and I'd like to thank everyone who took part and congratulate all the winners.
"We'll be looking at the horse through a cultural lens and for that interactive piece to happen hands-on with the horse and there will be Elders involved as well," said Provost, who is also on the Calgary Stampede Indian Village committee.
New Job: The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has chosen Brad Patterson as the new vice provost for student affairs and dean of students, making what had been his interim job since 2014 his permanent job.
Several regents are known to oppose Fenves because as provost he has worked closely with Powers, whose relationship with some regents has been rocky at times.
A total of 10 teams comprising of all University employees including Faculty of Life and Environment Sciences, Director Works, PROVOST, Administration Block-B, Control of Examination in pool-A, Director of Administration, Administration Block-A, National Central of Excellence, University of Peshawar Teachers Association, Directorate of Sports.
Coltrane has served as interim provost for about seven months since former provost Jim Bean stepped down to teach at the university's Lund quist College of Business.
Provost; experiences, reflections, and advice from a former "number two" on campus.