The Provost of the University of Otago is Professor Ken Hodge, from the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences. The contact details for the Provost are:
Tel +64 3 479 8945
The role of Provost operates independently to the Proctor’s Office. The Provost is an academic staff member who can impose penalties (greater than those of the Proctor) for students found in breach of the student Code of Conduct.
However the Provost does not deal with academic misconduct.
In simple terms, you can think of the Proctor’s Office as the District Court, the Provost as the High Court, and the Vice-Chancellor as the Supreme Court. Serious misconduct matters are investigated by the Proctor’s Office and referred to the Provost for an outcome. This may be done at the Provost level or escalated by the Provost to the Vice-Chancellor.
The Provost also hears appeals against penalties imposed by the Proctor’s Office.