UT System Offices


The University of Texas System Administration is organized within seven executive offices, each charged with overseeing specific policies and operations while supporting the Board of Regents and the Chancellor. The executive offices also interact daily with the 14 institutions, providing value-added services including a centralized construction and capital improvement program; legal counsel; and fundraising, strategic communications and governmental relations guidance and support.   


The Office of Academic Affairs

Executive Vice Chancellor: Dr. Steven Leslie 
Academic Affairs Website

Academic Affairs works regularly with the presidents of the eight academic institutions, ensuring that the missions of the institutions are advanced and that appropriate plans and programs are developed and implemented. The responsibilities of the office include oversight of administrative and policy issues related to the general academic institutions and monitoring a wide range of issues related to higher education policies and practices. 


The Office of Business Affairs

Executive Vice Chancellor: Scott C. Kelley, Ed.D.
Business Affairs Website

The Office of Business Affairs works with business officers at the 14 institutions in setting and complying with policies and procedures for all business operations and management.

The Office of Business Affairs directs and coordinates the following offices: 


The Office of Health Affairs

Executive Vice Chancellor: Raymond S. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D. 
Health Affairs Website  

The Office of Health Affairs works regularly with the presidents of the six health institutions. Of the six health institutions, four are health science centers which offer a wide range of degree programs and two are specialty tertiary hospitals with outpatient clinical services. All are engaged in medical research, education and patient care.


The Office of General Counsel

Vice Chancellor and General Counsel: Daniel H. Sharphorn, J.D.          
General Counsel Website 

The Office of General Counsel provides comprehensive legal services and professional expertise to and for System administration and the 14 UT institutions, and coordinates and manages litigation services provided by the Attorney General’s Office and outside counsel. It also serves as administrator of the UT System medical liability self-insurance plan and as ethics advisor for the System.

Additionally, the Office of General Counsel manages and oversees the following functions:


Office of Governmental Relations

Vice Chancellor and Chief Governmental Relations Officer: Barry R. McBee, J.D.
Governmental Relations Website

The Office of Governmental Relations monitors governmental affairs affecting higher education and interacts with state and local governments on behalf of the System and its institutions. In collaboration with other UT officials, as well as other higher education entities, the office works closely with legislators, legislative staff and state agencies on a wide variety of issues.

The Office of Governmental Relations directs and coordinates the following office


Office of External Relations

Vice Chancellor for External Relations:  Randa S. Safady, Ph.D.         
External Relations Website

The Office of External Relations connects The University of Texas System with the public through strategic communication and interaction. With five areas of expertise, External Relations is prepared to assist and collaborate with each of the 14 UT institutions and UT System administrative offices to provide the public with an array of resources.

The office of External Relations directs and coordinates the following offices: 


The Office of Strategic Initiatives

Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives: Stephanie A. Bond Huie, Ph.D.
Strategic Initiatives Website

The Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) observes the higher education environment at the UT System, state and national levels. Working collaboratively with UT System offices, along with state and national organizations, OSI provides valuable data and information that support the mission and initiatives of the Chancellor, at the same time promoting insight, transparency and accountability. OSI makes recommendations on trends, priority issues and best practices based on data that will benefit students, faculty and administrators. OSI also develops and maintains infrastructure for a centralized data warehouse and data analysis resources, including the UT System Dashboard and seekUT.