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


The Diversity office is dedicated to recruiting, employing, retaining, and supporting highly-qualified faculty members with a wide range of backgrounds, ideas, and viewpoints.

Enrollment Management & Student Success

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

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.

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.

Strategic Academic Initiatives

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.

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs works with offices across campus to enhance academic experiences, incorporate technology in learning, and increase accessibility to classes.


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.

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Daniel Jaffe

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.

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.

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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.

Rachelle Hernandez

Rachelle Hernandez

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.

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, 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 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.

Edmund T. Gordon

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.

David Platt

David Platt

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Senior Lecturer

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.

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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.

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Centers, Offices & Units

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