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.
The Diversity office is dedicated to recruiting, employing, retaining, and supporting highly-qualified faculty members with a wide range of backgrounds, ideas, and viewpoints.
EMSS houses the Admissions Welcome Center, Texas One Stop, and Texas Career Engagement, and is responsible for undergraduate admissions, financial aid, enrollment analytics, student success initiatives and more.
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.
Responsibilities for Resource Planning & Management include academic budgeting, space allocations for academic purposes, renovations and capital projects, compliance, and more.
Oversees all aspects of grants and contracts including pre-award, post-award, grant accounting, research compliance and reporting.
SAI has primary oversight responsibility for academic assessment and oversees undergraduate curriculum management and coordination of external approvals by UT System and other regulatory bodies.
Admissions Welcome Center
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professorship in Astronomy
Daniel Jaffe began his appointment as interim executive vice president and provost on May 4. Previously, he served as the university's vice president of research.
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 Enrollment Management and Student Success
Rachelle Hernandez works to ensure a visible and strong commitment to the recruitment, enrollment, and success of students. Her portfolio includes admissions, financial aid, registrar, student success initiatives, Texas One Stop, Texas Career engagement, enrollment analytics, and academic information systems.
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, assessment, and the Office of Institutional Reporting, Research, and Information Systems.
Mark J. T. Smith
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Graduate School
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.
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.
Edmund T. Gordon
Vice Provost for Diversity
Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology
Edmund Gordon promotes diversity, equity and inclusion among faculty, and coordinating the implementation and evaluation of initiatives related to the University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. He also works closely with Enrollment Management to support university efforts at enhancing student diversity.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
As the inaugural vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, David Platt partners with campus stakeholders and university leadership to enhance the campus-wide vision for undergraduate education.
Catherine A. Stacy
Interim 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.