Change in Leadership at the Graduate School of the University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin has announced that on January 31 Victoria Rodriguez is stepping down as vice provost and dean of graduate studies. She will return to her full-time teaching position as the Ashbel Smith Professor at the university’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Dean Rodriguez has served as vice provost since 2001 and dean since 2003. She has served on the faculty at the University of Texas since 1991. Previously, she held faculty posts at the University of California at San Diego and the University of Texas at El Paso. Dean Rodriguez holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Stepping into the leadership role as interim dean will be Judith Langlois. She has served as a vice provost at the university since 2007. A search for a permanent new dean will begin in the fall. Stephen W. Leslie, provost at the University of Texas, said, “The school is in good hands with vice provost Langlois. Judy has strong leadership skills and deep experience.”

Dr. Langlois has been on the faculty at the University of Texas for nearly 40 years. She holds a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.


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