The University of Texas at Austin president is the chief executive officer of an institution that teaches some 50,000 students, employs more than 24,000 faculty and staff members, and manages an annual budget of more than $2.6 billion.
Supported by several executive officers, the president oversees all aspects of the university’s life and interacts with a large number of stakeholders, from students, faculty and staff to alumni, friends and policymakers.
The Office of the President serves an important role, both functionally and symbolically, as the head of the institution. The provost, all vice presidents, intercollegiate athletics, and other select units report directly to the president.
William Powers Jr. has served as 28th president of The University of Texas at Austin since 2006. He will return to the faculty of the UT School of Law on June 3, 2015. You can follow President Powers on his blog Tower Talk, where he provides regular updates and commentary on campus life.