President & Leadership
Under the leadership of President Jean-Lou Chameau, Caltech's administration focuses on cultivating educational, research, and entrepreneurial opportunities for faculty and students, building a sustainable and vibrant organization, and expanding the resources needed to support discovery.
Caltech's provost oversees the Institute's academic budget, faculty appointments and promotions, and curriculum development. In addition to acting on behalf of the president in his absence, the provost supervises the activities of the vice provosts, whose responsibilities include overseeing sponsored research policies, proposal authorizations and research compliance, campus libraries, and various councils and programs.
The Caltech Board of Trustees conducts the external activities and affairs of the Institute and exercises all corporate powers for the Institute.
The Caltech Office of the General Counsel serves as the legal advisor to the Institute, provides legal services to all Institute organizations, and assesses Institute compliance with laws and regulations.
Caltech's Business and Finance office manages Institute finances; maintains, renovates, and builds facilities; supports research activities; and creates a safe and secure campus environment.
Caltech's Student Affairs officers work to ensure a healthy and supportive environment that enables students to grow academically and personally in preparation for meeting current and future challenges.
The Caltech Investment Office oversees the management of the Institute's investments, which include nearly $1.7 billion in endowment, trust, and other assets.
Caltech's Government Relations office monitors those governmental activities that affect university education, research, and training, and serves as one of the primary points of contact for government officials and agencies seeking information about Caltech.