AUSTIN – Stephanie A. Bond Huie, Ph.D. , has been appointed vice chancellor, ad interim, for strategic initiatives for The University of Texas System. She is replacing Dr. Sandra K. Woodley, who left the UT System to become the eighth President of the University of Louisiana System in January.
As vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, Huie leads a team of research and policy analysts responsible for monitoring higher education issues at the System, state and national levels and for making recommendations on trends and best practices in higher education—particularly as they relate to data informed policy making, transparency and performance metrics. In addition, she oversees the UT System Productivity Dashboard, a web-based business intelligence system that provides analytics for policy decisions and measures productivity and accountability in higher education.
“The mission of the Office of Strategic Initiatives is to support the work of the Chancellor and UT System leadership by providing timely and relevant data, information and analytics that can help inform decision-making” Huie said. “The office makes this same information accessible to key stakeholders and the public, setting the standard for transparency in higher education.”
Prior to her appointment as vice chancellor, Huie served as the director and then assistant vice chancellor for Strategic Initiatives. She has seven years of experience in higher education administration and four years of experience as a research professional.
Before she joined The University of Texas System, Huie served in several roles at Huston-Tillotson University: interim associate provost for academic affairs, director of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, and accreditation liaison. She led major university initiatives such as revision of the strategic plan and successful application for reaffirmation with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). She was responsible for academic support services including distance learning, academic advising, student tutoring, and supplemental instruction. On multiple occasions, Huie has served as an on-site peer reviewer for SACS.
Prior to her work in higher education administration, Huie worked as a research professional for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and for Southwestern Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL). Huie has many peer reviewed publications on issues of race/ethnicity and adult mortality.
About The University of Texas System
Educating students, providing care for patients, conducting groundbreaking research and serving the needs of Texans and the nation for more than 130 years, The University of Texas System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States, with nine academic universities and six health science centers. Preliminary student enrollment exceeded 216,000 in the 2012 academic year. The UT System confers more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees and educates nearly three-fourths of the state’s health care professionals annually. The UT System has an annual operating budget of $13.1 billion (FY 2012) including $2.3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. With roughly 87,000 employees, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.