Janet Levit


Spokesperson Expertise

Janet Levit is currently interim president at The University of Tulsa. Prior to that, she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and served as the institution’s Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Liaison Officer. Before being named provost, Levit served as vice president for strategic initiatives and successfully structured TU’s five-year strategic plan. Levit is 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. 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 academic interests include international human rights, international commercial law and exploring how implicit biases impact women in leadership roles. Her 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. She received her JD and MA from Yale University (1994) and her AB from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (magna cum laude, 1990). (Tulsa, OK)