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Office of the Provost

About The Office of the Provost

Uday Sukhatme, Sc.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs


Our mission is Opportunitas. Pace University provides to its undergraduates a powerful combination of knowledge in the professions, real-world experience, and a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, giving them the skills and habits of mind to realize their full potential. We impart to our graduate students a deep knowledge of their discipline and connection to its community. This unique approach has been firmly rooted since our founding and is essential to preparing our graduates to be innovative thinkers who will make positive contributions to the world of the future.

Pace will always seek to relate its programs of professional education to the most important currents in those professions, capitalizing on its location in and around New York City to offer students real-world experience through internships and co-operative work experiences, using community service as a learning tool and employing problem-solving and other teaching techniques that reinforce the relationship between a student’s university experience and professional challenges and satisfactions.

The University is committed to diversity in both its educational and work environments by providing equal educational opportunity and a commitment to hiring and retaining a diverse and exceptional faculty and staff.


Dr. Uday Sukhatme
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Pace University

Since May 2012, Dr. Uday Sukhatme has served as the Provost, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Physics at Pace University. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties at IUPUI (Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis), Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at SUNY Buffalo, and Vice Provost for Academic Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Sukhatme is the driving force responsible for developing and implementing the  Augmented  Pace  Action Plan, which has shaped the academic direction of Pace in recent years.  The plan has resulted in high quality faculty hiring, increased research and scholarly activity, new academic programs, and an enhanced student experience.

Dr. Sukhatme received his doctoral and bachelor’s degrees in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. Honors degree in Mathematics from the University of Delhi, India. His research in theoretical physics has led to over 180 refereed journal publications, including 13 that have been included in the top-cited category in citation databases, an indication of their impact in the discipline of physics. In addition to his research, Dr. Sukhatme enjoys teaching. He received the prestigious UIC Excellence in Teaching Award in 1996. Dr. Sukhatme is fluent in five languages.