Provost Steven Leslie to step down
With deep regret, I’m announcing that Dr. Steven Leslie has decided to step down as UT’s provost and executive vice president and return to teaching and research as of August 31.
For the past six years, Provost Leslie has been an indispensable partner in transforming the academic life of The University of Texas. He has guided our deans and vice provosts with a steady hand and a vision that encompasses all aspects of this vast university.
Before I recruited him to serve as the University’s chief academic officer, Dr. Leslie was dean of UT’s College of Pharmacy and was a popular teacher and leading researcher in the field of alcoholism. We’re happy he has decided to remain on the Forty Acres and continue the academic life at which he has excelled for so long. In the coming weeks, we will begin the process of searching for his successor.
Though he will remain close by, I will miss his leadership, his personal warmth, and his kindness. Steve, thank you for your years of outstanding service. We’re a better university because of you.