David Laude, Ph.D.
As the graduation champion for The University of Texas at Austin, Laude's vision expands many aspects of enrollment management, all of which share a common denominator — ensuring every student has the tools and resources they need to behave in ways that are consistent with four-year graduation.
From using data to help guide admissions and enhancing new student orientation, to modernizing degree pathways and creating financial aid programs that incentivize four-year graduation, Laude is determined to help the university be successful in graduating its students on time.
Prior to joining the Executive Vice President and Provost's Office, Laude was associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Natural Sciences from 1997 to 2010. In 2010, he was named senior associate dean for academic affairs until he was appointed interim dean in 2011. He is still on faculty in the college as a professor of chemistry.