The administration of LIU Post serves to facilitate the efficiency and effectiveness of Campus programs and services and to ensure the University’s mission of access and excellence for all students. The provost serves as the chief operating officer for LIU Post and is responsible for campus operations, policy development and strategic direction, academic initiatives, admissions and recruitment, retention, financial aid, athletics, student affairs, and public safety, communications, and buildings and grounds. Supporting the provost are associate and assistant provosts, each of whom represent a particular aspect of the Campus’ operations. Academic departments report to the dean of their respective school or college of study. All deans report to the Long Island University vice president for academic affairs.