Vice Provost Judith Langlois appointed permanent dean of graduate studies

Lizzie Jespersen

Vice Provost Judith Langlois has been appointed permanent dean of UT Graduate School, as announced today. Langlois has served as interim dean of graduate studies since January 2012.

Langlois, who is executive vice president and provost Gregory Fenves' first appointment, will continue to serve as vice provost as well as permanent dean.

In addition to her experience as interim dean of graduate studies, Langlois once served as associate dean and twice as interim dean for the College of Liberal Arts.

“I never learned how to behave like an interim,” Langlois said. “I always approached interim jobs as if we’re gonna move full steam ahead. In that sense, I don’t think anything will be different in terms of my attitude about moving things forward.”

Langlois said she is looking forward to taking graduate programs to the next level of excellence. Plans to move forward include enhancing graduate school career services and creating more informative benchmarking measures.

“I’m excited,” Langlois said. “I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work.”