Greg Fenves began his appointment as president of The University of Texas at Austin in June 2015. Previously, he served as UT Austin’s executive vice president and provost. Before that, Fenves was the dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT. An international expert in structural engineering for earthquakes, he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and holds a Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering. He began his career as an assistant professor at UT, then served 20 years on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley before returning to Austin in 2008. Fenves is leading the university into a new era of innovation by accelerating and enhancing research productivity, providing next-generation learning experiences for students, and transforming health care with the interdisciplinary teaching and research at the Dell Medical School. He believes that diversity is essential for UT to reach its greatest potential as Texas’ flagship research institution, creating the brightest scholars, citizens and leaders of the future.
Maurie McInnis is the executive vice president and provost at The University of Texas at Austin. As the university's chief academic officer, she leads strategic planning for the university's academic mission and ensures academic programs are world-class and aligned with the university';s commitment to diversity and equity. These responsibilities include leading academic programs and initiatives across the university’s 18 colleges and schools, which serve more than 51,000 students and support more than 3,000 teaching and research faculty. In addition, McInnis also oversees UT Austin’s libraries and museums, archival collections, research centers and academic support units. Prior to serving as provost at UT Austin, McInnis served the University of Virginia for almost 20 years in various academic and administrative appointments. McInnis is a renowned scholar in the cultural history of American art in the colonial and antebellum south. She has published extensively on American art history, including four books that earned six awards.
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Jay C. Hartzell is the 12th dean of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, one of the largest and most distinguished business schools in the country. He joined UT in 2001 after teaching at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and prior to his current role, he held several key administrative roles at the McCombs School. His most notable positions include his service as the senior associate dean for Academic Affairs, chair of the Finance Department and executive director of the McCombs School’s Real Estate Finance and Investment Center.
Hartzell holds the Lois and Richard Folger Dean's Leadership Chair, the Centennial Chair in Business Education Leadership and the Trammell Crow Regents Professorship in Business. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and economics (cum laude) from Trinity University and a doctorate in finance from The University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on real estate finance, corporate finance and corporate governance. His articles have been published in the leading journals in the field, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Real Estate Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. Hartzell serves on the editorial board of Real Estate Economics, and he served as an associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies and as a member of the board of directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. In addition to his academic experience, Hartzell previously worked as a consultant with Hewitt Associates.
Clay Johnston is the inaugural dean of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. His ambitious vision includes building a world-class medical school by creating a vital, inclusive health ecosystem that supports new and innovative models of education, health care delivery and discovery — all with a focus on improving health and making Austin a model healthy city. Johnston is also a neurologist, specializing in stroke care and research. He was formerly at the University of California, San Francisco where he served as associate vice chancellor of research and founding director of the Center for Healthcare Value. Johnston is a graduate of Amherst College, completed medical school at Harvard University and received a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley.