Office of the Provost


Welcome to the University of Texas Medical Branch! As Executive Vice President, Provost, and Dean of the John Sealy School of Medicine, I am honored to lead a dedicated team of educators, researchers, and health care providers.

In my role overseeing activities of UTMB’s Academic Enterprise, I am proud to work with this outstanding team that is committed to providing our learners with a high-quality education, leading innovation in research, and providing our patients top-tier clinical care. Never has this been more apparent than in our current climate. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to do even more, and in ways we never expected, but our faculty, staff, and students have responded with incredible strength and resilience.

The gifted investigators in our world-renowned Research Enterprise are working tirelessly to advance our understanding and ability to fight this virus. Our outstanding clinical providers are adapting and responding with new medical advances, so that our patients continue to receive Best Care. And as all our schools have transitioned to online education, our talented educators and trainees have adjusted quickly and embraced a new way of teaching and learning.

UTMB is known for great resilience, having come back stronger after natural disasters that threatened to devastate our institution. The way we respond in the face of repeated adversity is what makes me most proud of UTMB, and it gives me great confidence that we will continue to improve health care through state-of-the-art research, education, and clinical care for many years to come. I look forward to what is ahead and the groundbreaking advances we will make.

Charles Mouton, MD, MS, MBA
Executive Vice President, Provost and Dean, John Sealy School of Medicine
Thomas N. and Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

Our Mission:

The Provost oversees the entire Academic Enterprise, serving as an advocate for the interests of all our students, residents, and members of our faculty and staff.

The Provost’s Office works to ensure continued excellence in the areas of education, research, and patient care. We are fully committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty, staff, and students. We recognize that diverse teams of individuals representing various backgrounds and perspectives are essential to advancing UTMB’s mission and vision. We are dedicated to creating a campus environment where all can belong. We are resolute in our commitment to provide the best available resources to help our Academic Enterprise flourish and fulfill our overall mission to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world.

The Provost provides leadership and support to all four schools at the University of Texas Medical Branch: School of Health Professions, John Sealy School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.