Timothy Miller, MD, PhD, spends time in his lab with instructor Kathleen Schoch, PhD, in the Biotechnology Center
Delivering excellence without exception.

Fostering community. Empowering people.

Welcome to the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration & Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Washington University welcomes the new CAO, Nichol Luoma, appointed February 1, 2024. Luoma is a renowned, respected national leader with deep experience in administration, operations and higher education. Learn more about Nichol Luoma.

About the CAO

Nichol Luoma,

Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration and Chief Administrative Officer

“I am both humbled and thrilled to be joining Washington University under Chancellor Martin. WashU is a special place; a world-renowned, prestigious research university that is also focused on St. Louis and the surrounding community. I am looking forward to being part of the university community and leading the administrative function in support of the strategic plan, ‘Here and Next.’


Our strategic goals

Foster a culture of talent management

Foster a culture
of talent management

Cultivate leadership development and effectiveness

Cultivate leadership development
and effectiveness

Advance sustainability in university operations

Advance sustainability in university operations

Enable economically impactful supplier diversity

Enable economically impactful supplier diversity