Meet the Provost and Senior Vice President

Luis Zayas

Welcome to the Office of the Provost at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)! 

It is my honor to serve as the Provost of UTRGV. As the University’s chief academic officer, I aim to ensure excellence in teaching and research activities across the institution while promoting a culture of innovation, scholarly inquiry, and inclusivity. However, I do not achieve this alone. Each day, our dedicated team works tirelessly to support UTRGV's academic programs, faculty development, and, above all, successful student outcomes. Sustaining this pursuit is challenging, but it is essential to accomplishing UTRGV’s mission. That is our job. Today, upholding those ideals is more critical than ever for us and future generations. We hope you will join us on this journey. 

Throughout this website, you will find details about UTRGV's academic affairs and initiatives, including tools to equip students and faculty for success. We constantly review and update our faculty resources so that the most relevant information is always accessible. 

Whether you are a prospective student or tenured faculty, I encourage you to explore everything we offer here and discover why we refer to UTRGV, our graduates, and our region as The Future of Texas. 

V's Up! 

Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D. 
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs