Dr. Stephen A. Monti, executive vice provost at The University of Texas at Austin, has announced plans to retire Aug. 31 after having worked at the institution 43 years as a faculty member and administrator.
As executive vice provost since 1998, Monti has advised the provost in the areas of academic program administration, institutional policy and procedures, and resource management.
"It is hard to put into words the importance of Steve Monti's leadership at The University of Texas at Austin over the course of his distinguished career spanning eight university presidents," said Dr. Steven Leslie, executive vice president and provost of the university. "His persistent focus on maximizing use of campus resources, such as space and institutional budget, has had a very large impact on our march toward excellence.
"On a personal note, working with Steve during my more than three years now as provost has been a privilege and I will miss having his thorough institutional analysis and insightful advice in the provost's office. We will miss Steve Monti greatly when he departs into retirement."
Monti, who joined the university in 1967 as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has worked in several administrative roles during his career at the university. He was appointed assistant to the president in 1974 by interim President Lorene Rogers and through the years has held administrative positions as an associate vice president and vice provost. He also has held titles of provost ad interim and interim executive vice president and provost.
"I just feel fortunate to have been a part of a lot of things that have happened to move the institution forward," Monti said. Monti said he appreciates the importance of "the day-to-day operations of creating an environment where the faculty and the students can do their best."