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Encyclopedia > Provostship

Provost is from the Latin praepositus ("set over", from praeponere, "to place in front"). It may mean: Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...

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In many cathedrals the temporal duties of the archdeacons made it impossible for them to fulfil those of the provostship, and the headship of the chapter thus fell to the dean.
Other North American universities and colleges created provostships during and after World War II when dramatic increases undergraduate enrollments (due to the GI Bill) and the increased complexity of higher education administration, led many chief executive officers to adopt a more corporate governing structure.
During the presidencies of Nathan Marsh Pusey (1953-1971) and Derek C. Bok (1971-1993), the deans of Harvard's nine faculties reported directly to the president, with the dean of FAS being primus inter pares.
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