Provost Nelson Bingham oversees several key aspects of the College, including responsibilities related to administration, student life and academics.


The Provost works closely with the President, filling in for him as needed and providing support and advice. Nelson convenes College Conference, a bimonthly gathering of administrative faculty and the Clerk of the Faculty to discuss the College's key initiatives. Nelson is a key part of coordinating and facilitating Senior Leadership, a weekly meeting of Senior Administrators. He also oversees the Office of Institutional Research and works closely with Campus Planning.

The Provost also oversees the Administrative Review process.

  • Evaluation summary (doc, pdf)
  • Self-evaluation — Option A (doc, pdf)
  • Self-evaluation — Option B (doc, pdf)

Religious Life

Nelson also oversees the Office of Religious Life  and the Newlin Center for Quaker Thought and Practice.


As Provost, Nelson oversees academic aspects of Earlham, such as our Graduate Programs in Education.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
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