UVA’s First Female Provost, Liz Magill, Talks Higher Ed in Podcast

September 24, 2021 By Jane Kelly, jak4g@virginia.edu Jane Kelly, jak4g@virginia.edu

In the third episode of his podcast, “Inside UVA,” University of Virginia President Jim Ryan hosts Liz Magill, the school’s first female provost, who breaks down what it’s like to be UVA’s chief academic officer and how exercising helps her manage the busiest of schedules.

“Kickboxing keeps me sane on those days when I have more to do than I feel like I can do in that day,” she said in the opening of the podcast, which launched in September.

Ryan asked Magill to “paint us a day in the life of Liz Magill,” and she happily obliged.

“Provosting,” as her husband calls it, puts Magill in the unique position of championing the academic missions of the University. “If you like higher education – and I do – it’s the best job in higher education,” she said.

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Liz Magill is the University of Virginia’s first female provost. “If you like higher education – and I do – it’s the best job in higher education,” she said. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

“Inside UVA” is available on most podcast apps, including Apple PodcastsSpotify and Google Podcasts.

After you tune in to learn more about Magill and her passions and interests, be sure to listen to Episodes 1 and 2 of “Inside UVA,” to learn more about Robyn Hadley, UVA’s new vice president and chief student affairs officer, and UVA Head Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall.

Audio: Inside UVA Episode 3: Liz Magill(18:25)

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