Office of the Provost

Amy Dittmar
Amy Dittmar

Amy Dittmar is a distinguished scholar with an extensive background in economics, finance and university administration. She is the provost, as well as a professor of finance with Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and a professor of economics with the School of Social Sciences.

As provost, Dittmar oversees Rice’s academic enterprise, including direct reporting relationships for the deans of eight schools, the dean of undergraduates, the dean of graduate and postdoctoral studies and other key leaders. Dittmar is co-leading a transformation of the university’s budget process. She chairs the university’s strategic planning committee.

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Building Rice's Future

Learn more about the planning process

Provost Amy Dittmar leads the strategic planning committee. Planning for Rice University’s future is an important endeavor that we officially launched in January and will undergo with intensity over the next 12 months. Once the process is complete, we will have a plan that will articulate Rice’s vision for the next 10 years. The plan will define how the university will focus its resources to realize Rice’s vision, outline metrics that will allow Rice to measure progress against our strategic goals, and propose strategies to achieve those goals. Implementation of the plan will follow. To learn more about the planning process, visit

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Campus Location

Allen Center, Suite 430
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Mailing Address

Office of the Provost, MS-2
Rice University
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Contact Information

713.348.4026 (phone)
713.348.5971 (fax)