UT System Offices


All offices


About the Executive 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 the Chancellor

The Chancellor serves as the Chief Executive Officer, providing direction and support to the presidents of the 14 UT institutions and overseeing the administrative, budget and operations functions of the System. Special Assistant Barry McBee serves in a chief of staff role to the Chancellor. The Office of the Chancellor includes the following functions:


The Office of Academic Affairs

Executive Vice Chancellor: Dr. Steven Leslie 
Academic Affairs Website

Academic Affairs works with the presidents of the eight 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.


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 to establish and ensure compliance with operations and management policies and procedures.

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 with the presidents of the six health institutions, providing leadership and support for their shared mission of education, clinical care, research and community service. Of the six 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.


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. 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.

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
* Barry McBee will continue oversight of the office until his successor is named.

The Office of Governmental Relations monitors governmental affairs affecting higher education and interacts 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.

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 collaborates with other UT System offices and state and national organizations to provide valuable data and information that support UT’s mission and goals, while promoting insight, transparency and accountability. The office uses data to make recommendations on trends, priority issues and best practices that will benefit students, faculty and administrators. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining infrastructure for a centralized data warehouse and data analysis resources, including the UT System Dashboard and seekUT.