A MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST
The diversity of people and ideas makes UT Austin one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities.
Diversity among faculty — as well as the campus community overall — benefits our students and strengthens our excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and creativity. Breakthroughs are generated by diverse perspectives, and we accomplish this by tapping into the full breadth and depth of talent and experiences of our faculty.
I am committed to ensuring that UT Austin is an equitable and inclusive institution free of bias or discrimination, where all faculty, staff, and students feel welcomed and are empowered to learn, build their lives, and change the world.
We’ve taken great steps to foster a culture that values and is strengthened by diverse faculty. More work is needed. Diversity and Inclusion Committees in all the colleges and schools have been working in concert with our deans, Vice Provost for Diversity Ted Gordon, the Council for Racial and Ethnic Equity and Diversity, and the University Faculty Gender Equity Council. I am proud of the progress we are making, and what we will do ahead.
Together, we are working to transform lives for the benefit of society, and it is the wide range of perspectives and experiences that make us strong and help us achieve our goals.
Executive Vice President and Provost