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Archie L. Holmes Jr., Ph.D.

Archie Holmes joined The University of Texas System as Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in October 2020. He provides oversight and guidance for the eight UT System academic institutions, who enroll more than 220,000 students, produced nearly 59,000 graduates, and have an aggregate annual operating budget of more than $6.7 billion.

Prior to joining U. T. System, Archie was the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Virginia and was a faculty member at both the University of Virginia and The University of Texas at Austin. As Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, he served as chief advisor to and representative of the executive vice president and provost in academic matters related to the curriculum and general health and welfare of the academic units.  Over this career, Archie has co-authored over 110 referred technical articles and 70 conference presentations and received numerous awards for his teaching and advising activities.

Dr. Holmes graduated from Round Rock High School in 1986 and received his bachelor’s and PhD degrees, both in electrical engineering, from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California at Santa Barbara respectively.