Janet Levit was named The University of Tulsa’s interim president on Jan. 30, 2020. She previously served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for TU. She also serves as the institution’s Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Liaison Officer.
Levit, who holds degrees from Yale University (JD and MA, 1994) and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (AB, magna cum laude, 1990), was TU’s first female provost and previously served as the first female dean of the TU College of Law, where she continues as a professor.
Before being named provost in April 2018, Levit served as vice president for strategic initiatives and successfully structured TU’s five-year strategic plan, charting the next phase in the evolution of the university.
As dean of TU Law, Levit led faculty and staff in improving student outcomes, containing legal education costs, reorienting the curriculum toward experiential learning and innovating around the core JD program to offer accessible, targeted legal training to those beyond traditional law school students.
Levit’s off-campus work has garnered her numerous honors including Tulsa’s Women of the Year Pinnacle Award, Anna C. Roth Legacy Award, TU Law Hall of Fame, James C. Lang Mentoring Award and “50 Making a Difference” Circle of Excellence. She currently is a member of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women.