Campus community members are invited to a farewell reception for Interim Provost John Barrett Tuesday, June 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Libbey Hall.
Barrett, who has served as interim provost for two years, will return to the faculty in the College of Law July 1.“It has been an honor to serve the University as interim provost,” Barrett said. “I feel like we have accomplished a lot in the last two years, and I hope others feel that I am leaving the University in a stronger position for the next provost. This has been an exciting year with a new president, and it has been a pleasure to work with President Sharon Gaber since she took office.”
He added that he looks forward to assisting Dr. Andrew Hsu, who is leaving San Jose State University to become UT’s new provost next month.
“I want to thank John for his dedication and leadership to the University’s academic affairs. His work during the past year is much appreciated,” UT President Sharon L. Gaber said.
Barrett began his tenure as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs July 1, 2014. Prior to that, he served as vice provost for faculty relations and accreditation, assessment and program review since January 2013.
An associate professor in the College of Law, Barrett has expertise in international business and trade law, corporations and business associations, sales, tax, and property. He joined the UT faculty in 1994.
In 2009, he served as president of the Faculty Senate.
Prior to his academic career, Barrett worked as a corporate attorney with Holme, Roberts & Owen in Denver, where he concentrated on international work focused on Europe, Asia and South America.