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Lasher appointed vice provost at UT

Dr. William F. Lasher has been appointed vice provost in the Office of the Executive Vice president and Provost at The University of Texas at Austin.

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AUSTIN, Texas — Dr. William F. Lasher has been appointed vice provost in the Office of the Executive Vice president and Provost at The University of Texas at Austin.

Lasher, an associate professor in educational administration, joined the University in 1974, when he became director of Institutional Studies. From 1981 to 1988, he served as associate vice president for Budget and Institutional Studies. In Fall 1988, he joined the College of Education as associate dean for administration and as an associate professor teaching in the higher education administration program. He became director of that program in 1996.

He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree from Indiana University and was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

“I have long been interested in academic and facility planning and their relationship with the allocation of University resources. This job presents an interesting challenge at this point in my career,” Lasher said.

Provost ad interim Stephen A. Monti said Lasher’s appointment became effective Oct. 13.Monti said, “Lasher is a welcome addition to our office, and we are looking forward to working with him. His background of active service on faculty committees, his administrative experience and his overall knowledge of the University will clearly enhance and strengthen the provost’s office.”

Lasher will continue to teach in the Department of Educational Administration.