Dr. Julie Philley chosen to lead UT Tyler as president

The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously named Julie Philley, M.D., president of UT Tyler on May 9. Dr. Philley was unanimously selected as a presidential finalist by the Board of Regents in March.

Dr. Philley currently serves as UT Tyler’s executive vice president for health affairs and vice provost. She has been with the university for 12 years, starting as an assistant professor of medicine and serving in various roles since.

Dr. Philley played a critical role in launching UT Tyler’s School of Medicine, the UT System’s seventh medical school. Her tenure as president will officially begin June 1, 2024. She will take over responsibilities from Kirk Calhoun, M.D., following his retirement May 31.

As president, Dr. Philley will oversee more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs with almost 10,000 students in attendance. UT Tyler has four campuses located in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

Photo courtesy of UT Tyler

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