Maurie McInnis, a renowned scholar in the cultural history of American art in the colonial and antebellum south, is the Executive Vice President and Provost for The University of Texas at Austin. As its chief academic officer, she leads strategic planning for its academic mission and ensures that its academic programs are world-class and aligned with its commitment to diversity. Her 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. Working closely with deans and other academic leaders, Provost McInnis’ responsibilities also include faculty recruitment, retention, and advancement; enrollment management; and student success initiatives. Prior to being appointed Executive Vice President and Provost at UT Austin, for almost 20 years, Dr. McInnis held various academic and administrative positions at the University of Virginia, including Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, Director of American Studies, and Professor of Art History.