Kedra Ishop has been appointed vice provost and director of admissions. Provost Steven Leslie said the appointment of Ishop, who has been interim vice provost and director of admissions since July 15, became effective Sept. 1. Ishop succeeds Bruce Walker, who had held the position since 1996. Walker accepted a new role as the university’s vice provost for special projects. Prior to her appointment as interim vice provost and director of admissions, Ishop had been an associate director of admissions at the university’s Austin office since 2003.