The Other Side of Campus

Episode 20: Inside the Role: Listening, Consensus Building, and Problem Solving with Texas Provost Sharon Wood

September 28th, 2021

Season 2 kicks off with Dr. Sharon L. Wood! As the new provost of The University of Texas at Austin, she brings a wealth of experience as a structural engineer, teacher, and administrator to the position. We are so excited to get to speak with her, glean from her insights, and empathize with the extreme complexity of her job as provost, especially at this unprecedented time in higher education history. We hope you enjoy this conversation. Thank you for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


Sharon L. Wood began serving as executive vice president and provost on July 19, 2021. As the university’s chief academic officer, she leads strategic planning for the university’s academic mission, and ensures academic programs are world-class and aligned with the university’s commitment to diversity and equity. These 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. Follow her on Twitter @SharonLWood .

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on September 8th, 2021 via Zoom.

Assistant Producers/Hosts: Stephanie Seidel Holmsten, Jen Moon
(Intro theme features the following faculty in order: Jen Moon, Daron Shaw, Rich Reddick, Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Siobhan McCusker, Moriba Jah, and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten)
Music by Charlie Harper (
Additional Background music by Charlie Harper, Scott Holmes, Ketsa, and Blue Dot Sessions
Produced by Michelle S. Daniel
Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger

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