LUMS University hires first woman to position of Provost

In a landmark moment, Dr Farhat Haq has recently been appointed as the University’s Provost. As the first female to hold this role at LUMS, Dr Haq was selected after a rigorous international search process and a unanimous recommendation by the widely represented Search Committee. She has a PhD in Political Science from Cornell University, has served at Monmouth College in Illinois for more than 25 years as a Professor, and was previously also Chair of the Department of Political Science.

LUMS University is Pakistan’s leading institution excelling in research and teaching. They stand out by offering a unique experience: learning without borders and an integrated core curriculum across disciplines applied to solving the grand challenges of South Asia and beyond. Founded in 1985 to provide world-class management education, LUMS has since evolved to offer over 30 undergraduate and graduate programmes through a residential experience on its beautiful 100-acre campus. Today, these programs are offered through five schools that include Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, Law and Education. 

Under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor, Dr Arshad Ahmad, LUMS University has instituted the role of Provost to lead and enhance the academic culture of the institution. The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer, responsible for the planning, development, implementation, assessment and enhancement of all academic programs, policies, and supporting infrastructure. 

Dr Haq assumed her position in September 2020 and we wish her every success.

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