The Next Provost at the University of Texas at Austin

Sharon Wood has been appointed executive vice president and provost at the University of Texas at Austin. She will begin her new duties on July 19.

Since 2014, Dr. Wood has been serving as dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at the university. She joined the faculty at the university in 1994. Professor Wood is internationally recognized for her research on the earthquake response of reinforced concrete structures.

“The University of Texas is a special place, anchored by an exceptional community,” Dr. Wood said. “Ever since I arrived on campus as a faculty member 25 years ago, I have been inspired by the collective quality, commitment and ambition of our students, faculty, and staff, and I am honored to step into this role and work to move our great university forward.”

Professor Wood is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in civil engineering. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.

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