The Office

Roles and Areas of Responsibility

The executive vice president and provost is the chief academic officer of the university. Working closely with the campus leadership and stakeholders, we support a broad portfolio of units that deliver a world-class educational experience and produce high-impact research and scholarship.

The Office

Roles and Areas of Responsibility

The executive vice president and provost is the chief academic officer of the university. Working closely with the campus leadership and stakeholders, we support a broad portfolio of units that deliver a world-class educational experience and produce high-impact research and scholarship.

Provost's Portfolio

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.

Reporting Units

Academic Affairs

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.

Undergraduate College

The Undergraduate College promotes and supports university-wide efforts to advance educational innovation, enrollment, and student success in order to enhance the academic experience for all students.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

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

Faculty Affairs is responsible for recruitment and retention, promotion and tenure, faculty development, appointments, academic searches, and faculty advancement.

Global Engagement

Texas Global takes UT’s academic mission worldwide by leading efforts to grow and strengthen UT Austin's international programs, initiatives, and partnerships.

Graduate School

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.

Resource Planning & Management

Responsibilities for Resource Planning & Management include academic budgeting, space allocations for academic purposes, renovations and capital projects, compliance, and more.

Vice President of Research

Oversees all aspects of grants and contracts including pre-award, post-award, grant accounting, research compliance and reporting.


Admissions Welcome Center

A meaningful visit experience helps prospective students and their families imagine their lives on the Forty Acres and sets the stage for their long-term success. Close to 70,000 people visit campus every year, consisting largely of prospective students and their family and friends.

Leadership team

Guided by an experienced team of academic leaders and administrators, the Provost's Office provides a broad range of support to campus.

All Provost Staff
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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.

Tasha Beretvas

Tasha Beretvas

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.

Photo of Sonia Feigenbaum, UT Austin's Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement

Sonia Feigenbaum

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.

Larry Singell

Larry Singell

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 Smith

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.

Rich Reddick

Richard J. Reddick

Senior Vice Provost and Dean of the Undergraduate College

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.

Janet Dukerich

Janet Dukerich

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.

Lydia Contreras in blue shirt and necklace

Lydia Contreras

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

Art Markman in black suit

Art Markman

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

Fall foliage outside Battle Hall

Alison Preston

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.

Cathy Stacy

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.

Mayda Perez

Mayda Perez

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.

Other reporting units

Campus Collections & Initiatives

The Provost’s Office also oversees a wide variety of other units, including various administrative offices addressing student needs, as well as the Libraries, University of Texas Press, the Blanton Museum of Art and the Harry Ransom Center.

Don E. Carleton, Executive Director

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Simone Wicha, Director

Blanton Museum of Art

Stephen Ennis, Director

Harry Ransom Center

Edmund T Gordon, Executive Director

Contextualization & Commemoration Initiatives