AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Sharon Wood as executive vice president and provost. Wood is currently the dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin.

According to UT Austin’s website, “the provost is the chief academic officer and leads efforts to deliver world-class educational experiences and produce high-impact research and scholarship.”

“UT is a special place, anchored by an exceptional community,” 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 with President Hartzell to move our great university forward.”

Wood’s official start date for her new position is July 19.