William Shute

Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations Bill Shute

Executive Director, LBJ Washington Center

Education:
J.D., University of Houston
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Bill Shute is an executive management professional and government relations expert who has spent his professional career working in the federal policy arena and his entire personal life in federal politics.

Shute was vice chancellor for federal relations with The University of Texas System from September 2001 to May 2019. The UT System is one of the nation's largest higher education systems, with 14 institutions and an annual operating budget of $18.9 billion (FY 2018). In his role as vice chancellor, Shute was responsible for all UT System and campus activities in Washington, DC and managed a staff of 14 System employees. Under his supervision, the Office of Federal Relations was charged with facilitating and enhancing the federal research and development portfolio of the UT System, reviewing and advocating federal policy, and overseeing a multicampus undergraduate and graduate fellowship program.

He is also an executive management professional and government relations expert, using these skills to provide strategic consultation to entities wishing to enter the Washington, DC environment or enhance their participation within the federal policy ecosystem. Shute recently joined the high-tech startup Dome Compass, Inc. as chairman of the Scholars Advisor Board, and is the creator and host of the popular weekly podcast, 80-Proof Politics, which distills the art of federal advocacy.

Before joining the UT System, he spent 11 years as executive director – federal relations for SBC Telecommunications, Inc. He also has worked as senior vice president in the government relations firm R. Duffy Wall & Associates, and as a telecom trade association attorney.

Shute holds a B.A. with honors from The University of Texas at Austin, a J.D. from the University of Houston, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

Courses Taught
Spring 2024 - 59205 - PA 330S - TBD
Spring 2024 - 59555 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2023 - 61205 - PA 188W – Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2023 - 60995 - PA 680WB - Apprenticeship in Public Policy - DC
Summer 2022 - 89070 -
Summer 2022 - 89075 -
Summer 2022 - 89055 - PA 381W - Foundations of Policymaking - DC
Summer 2022 - 89060 - PA 381W - Foundations of Policymaking - DC
Summer 2022 - 89155 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Summer 2022 - 89035 -
Summer 2022 - 89040 -
Fall 2022 - 60940 - PA 188W – Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2022 - 60945 - PA 188W – Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2022 - 60690 - PA 680WB - Apprenticeship in Public Policy - DC
Fall 2022 - 60695 - PA 680WB - Apprenticeship in Public Policy - DC
Summer Full 2021 - 89335 - PA 188G - Advanced Topics in Global Policy Studies
Summer Full 2021 - 89340 -
Summer Full 2021 - 89318 - PA 381W - Foundations of Policymaking - DC
Summer Full 2021 - 89319 - PA 381W - Foundations of Policymaking - DC
Fall 2021 - 61095 - PA 188W – Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2021 - 61100 - PA 188W – Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2021 - 60830 - PA 680WB - Apprenticeship in Public Policy - DC
Fall 2021 - 60835 - PA 680WB - Apprenticeship in Public Policy - DC
Summer Full 2020 - 87355 - PA W680WA - Apprenticeship in Public Policy
Summer Full 2020 - 87360 - PA W680WA - Apprenticeship in Public Policy
Summer Full 2020 - 87400 - PA W188G - Advanced Topics in Global Policy Studies
Summer Full 2020 - 87405 - PA W188G - Advanced Topics in Global Policy Studies
Fall 2020 - 59115 - PA 188W – Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2020 - 59120 - PA 188W – Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2020 - 58880 - PA 381W - Foundations of Policymaking
Fall 2020 - 58885 - PA 381W - Foundations of Policymaking
Fall 2020 - 58860 - PA 680WB - Apprenticeship in Public Policy - DC
Fall 2020 - 58865 - PA 680WB - Apprenticeship in Public Policy - DC
Summer Full 2019 - 88465 - PA W680WA - Apprenticeship in Public Policy
Summer Full 2019 - 88470 - PA W680WA - Apprenticeship in Public Policy
Summer Full 2019 - 88500 - PA W188G - Advanced Topics in Global Policy Studies
Summer Full 2019 - 88505 - PA W188G - Advanced Topics in Global Policy Studies
Fall 2019 - 59125 - PA 381W - Foundations of Policymaking
Summer 2018 - 89315/89310 - PA 381W – Foundations of Policymaking
Fall 2017 - 60720 - PA 381W – Foundations of Policymaking
Fall 2017 - 60725 - PA 381W – Foundations of Policymaking