As the chief academic officer at the University of Georgia, the senior vice president and provost guides campus efforts in promoting excellence in teaching, research, and public service. Hu oversees instruction, research, public service and outreach, and information technology. The vice presidents of these four areas report to him, as do the deans of UGA’s 17 schools and colleges and the campus dean of the Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership. The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives, as well as associate provosts for academic fiscal affairs, academic programs, faculty affairs, global engagement, the honors program, and the libraries, also report to him. Prior to joining UGA, Hu was vice president for research at the University of Michigan overseeing research, tech transfer and commercialization.