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About the Executive Offices

The University of Texas System Administration is organized within executive offices, each charged with overseeing specific policies and operations while supporting the Board of Regents and the Chancellor, who serves as the chief executive officer. The executive offices provide direct strategic, administrative, and creative services to the UT academic and health institutions, often providing centralized services in accordance with law and policy.  

 

Office of the Chancellor

The Chancellor serves as the chief executive officer, providing leadership and support to the presidents of the UT academic and health institutions, and overseeing the administrative, budget and operations functions of the UT System. The Chancellor reports to the UT System Board of Regents. More information can be found on the Office of the Chancellor website.

 

Office of Academic Affairs

Executive Vice Chancellor: Archie L. Holmes Jr., Ph.D.
Academic Affairs Website

Academic Affairs works with the presidents of the academic institutions to help advance their missions and develop and implement appropriate plans and programs. The responsibilities of the office include overseeing administrative and policy issues related to the academic institutions and monitoring a wide range of issues related to higher education policies and practices.

 

Office of Health Affairs

Executive Vice Chancellor: John M. Zerwas, M.D. 
Health Affairs Website  

The Office of Health Affairs works with the presidents of the health institutions, providing leadership and support for their shared mission of education, clinical care, research and community service. Of the five health institutions, four are health science centers that 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.

 

Office of Business Affairs

Executive Vice Chancellor: Jonathan Pruitt, M.P.A.
Business Affairs Website

The Office of Business Affairs works with business officers at UT institutions to establish and ensure compliance with operations and management policies and procedures.

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

 

Office of External Relations, Communications and Advancement Services

Vice Chancellor for External Relations, Communications and Advancement Services: Randa S. Safady, Ph.D.         
External Relations, Communications and Advancement Services Website

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

The Office of External Relations, Communications and Advancement Services directs and coordinates the following offices: 

 

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 UT institutions. The office also coordinates and manages litigation services provided by the Attorney General’s Office and outside counsel;  serves as administrator of the UT System medical liability self-insurance plan; and is the UT System’s ethics advisor.

 

Office of Governmental Relations

Vice Chancellor and Chief Governmental Relations Officer: Stacey Napier, J.D.
Governmental Relations Website

The Office of Governmental Relations monitors governmental affairs affecting higher education and engages with state and local governments on behalf of the UT 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.