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Dr. James L. Hill, Vice President for Community and School Relations, reports directly to the President. He serves as an executive officer of The University and participates in executive-level management functions with the President and other executive officers. He provides leadership, supervision, and coordination for the general management of the following offices and programs: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, University Interscholastic League, Neighborhood Longhorns, Community and School Relations, University Outreach Programs, and Pre-college Youth Development.

He is responsible for facilitating the University relationships with schools, school systems, and state agencies, especially with regards to non-curricular youth development. He also oversees the promotion of community relationships with various constituents and neighbors of the University, provides leadership in promoting a diverse student body, fosters and promotes appropriate relationships with minorities and neighboring communities, and assumes other duties upon assignment or request by the President.

Dr. Hill joined the administration at The University of Texas at Austin in 1993 as the Associate Vice President for Administration and Public Affairs after serving five years as the Southwest Regional Director for the Educational Testing Services (ETS). While at ETS he was directly responsible for providing leadership in testing, measurement, evaluation, and research to public school and higher education personnel in a five state area: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico.

He served as a top-level administrator with the Texas State Department of Education (Texas Education Agency) from 1974-1989. For eight years he was a Deputy Commissioner and reported directly to the State Commissioner of Education and was directly responsible for providing directions for the 1,100 local school districts in the state. He served in the commissioner's top-level management council and provided assistance in the management of all state public school operations.

He has participated in numerous community and university activities and has served as an advocate for the university administration. This participation on the Task Force for Austin Major Employees (T-Fame), Martin Luther King Statue, Barbara Jordan Historically Essay Competition and the Affirmative Action Working Committees, and the Austin Entrepreneurial Project and UT Faculty and Deans' Council has been rewarding for both the community and the university.

Dr. Hill has received many awards, certificates and special recognition throughout his career. A few of these distinguished and deserving honors are: the Austin Area Urban League/Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award, Texas Alliance of Black School Educators Founding Member, Ex-Students' Association Legacy Award and Commendation for the long and valuable service as a member of the State Agency Coordinating Committee.

He received his bachelor's degree in education from Huston-Tillotson College, and master's degree in educational psychology and Ph.D. in educational administration from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Office of the Vice President for Community and School Relations
PO Box T  •  Austin, TX 78713-8920  •  Main Building 400  • ph: 512.471.9882  •  fx: 512.232.9396
Last Updated: November 17, 2002  •  Comments to: vpcsr@www.utexas.edu