Washington University in St. Louis is a leader in a variety of fields through our path-breaking research and exceptional academics.

The university is led by Chancellor Andrew D. Martin, Provost Beverly R. Wendland, the Board of Trustees and the University Council.

Throughout its century and a half, only 15 chancellors have led Washington University.


Appointed Washington University’s 15th chancellor by the university’s Board of Trustees in July 2018, Andrew D. Martin is responsible for all day-to-day operations as the university’s chief executive officer. As chancellor, he leads approximately 16,000 faculty and staff and 15,000 students, and oversees a total operating budget of $3.5 billion.


Beverly R. Wendland works to improve the university community by establishing universitywide initiatives for curriculum, diversity and global outreach. As chief academic officer, the provost oversees teaching, learning, scholarship and research across the university.

Board of Trustees

Led by Chair Andrew M. Bursky and composed of leaders from various professions, Board of Trustees members work in committees and serve as the chief governing body of the university.

University Council

The university’s senior leadership advises the chancellor and is composed of divisional academic deans and leaders from University Advancement, the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.