The Provost’s office is organized into seven portfolios. In addition, the office oversees the management of many other units, including The University of Texas Libraries, Blanton Museum, Harry Ransom Center, Briscoe Center for American History, and the UT Press among others.
Supports the campus in teaching and learning excellence, new educational ventures, and strategic initiatives that broaden the effectiveness and extend the impact of our academic mission.
The Curriculum & Enrollment and Undergraduate Studies promotes and supports university-wide efforts to advance educational innovation, enrollment, and student success in order to enhance the academic experience for all students.
The Diversity office is dedicated to recruiting, employing, retaining, and supporting highly-qualified faculty members with a wide range of backgrounds, ideas, and viewpoints.
Faculty Affairs is responsible for recruitment and retention, promotion and tenure, faculty development, appointments, academic searches, and faculty advancement.
Texas Global takes UT’s academic mission worldwide by leading efforts to grow and strengthen UT Austin's international programs, initiatives, and partnerships.
The Graduate School enrolls nearly 8,200 graduate and 2,000 professional students in more than 100 fields of study, and awards about 900 doctoral and 3,000 master's degrees each year.
Responsibilities for Resource Planning & Management include academic budgeting, space allocations for academic purposes, renovations and capital projects, compliance, and more.
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Sharon L. Wood
Executive Vice President and Provost
Sharon Wood began her appointment as executive vice president and provost on July 19. Previously, she served as the dean of Cockrell School of Engineering.
Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Professor, Educational Psychology
Tasha Beretvas ensures the integrity, quality, and transparency of policies and procedures related to faculty. Her portfolio manages faculty issues including promotion and tenure, advancement, professional development, family matters, and equity.
Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement
Chief International Officer
Sonia Feigenbaum provides institutional leadership for advancing international strategy and global engagement that advance the profile, reputation, and mission of UT Austin. She leads strategic partnerships, collaborations, and oversees global services supporting students and faculty.
Senior Vice Provost for Resource Management
Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Larry Singell oversees development of academic budgets, strategic planning, academic facility and space utilization, renovations, and support for all capital projects. He is responsible for accreditation, enrollment analytics, assessment, and the Office of Institutional Reporting, Research, and Information Systems.
Mark J. T. Smith
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Dean of Graduate Studies
Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
As the senior vice provost for academic affairs, Mark J. T. Smith develops and implements strategic policies and practices that will allow the university to define and pursue future academic priorities. He also serves as dean of the Graduate School.
Richard J. Reddick
Senior Vice Provost for Curriculum and Enrollment and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Professor in the Program in Higher Education Leadership
In this inaugural role, Reddick will help shape the undergraduate experience and ensure that the university's admissions, curriculum, student support and career exploration efforts align in ways that best position all students to succeed.
Vice Provost for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
Professor in the Department of Management
Janet Dukerich helps support faculty through advocacy and conflict resolution. Her research and teaching interests include organizational identification, reputation management, issue interpretation, and ethical decision making.
Vice Provost for Diversity
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Lydia Contreras promotes diversity, equity and inclusion among faculty, and coordinates the implementation and evaluation of the Strategic Plan for Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity. She also works closely with Faculty Affairs to enhance and grow diversity-related faculty recruitment and retention efforts
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
As the inaugural vice provost for continuing and professional education and new education ventures, Art Markman leads the coordination of UT Austin’s credit-bearing programs and non-credit open-enrollment, certificate, and custom programs aimed at non-traditional students
Vice Provost for Faculty Development
Alison Preston is the inaugural Vice Provost for Faculty Development. As Vice Provost, Dr. Preston oversees strategy and development of initiatives, programs, and resources to support the successful careers and visibility of UT faculty of all ranks. She works together with key stakeholders to create a culture of effective faculty mentorship and leadership development at the university.
Catherine A. Stacy
Chief of Staff
Senior Director of Operations and Assistant Professor of Instruction
Cathy's academic career has involved leading the development of large academic programs that integrate multiple domains. She has taught at UT for over twenty years and will support key initiatives to advance the academic priorities of the university.
Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Provost
Mayda Perez is the assistant to the executive vice president and provost, providing executive-level administrative support in the day-to-day management of the provost. She also provides support to the university’s Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Transition Campus Engagement Committee.