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

Bill Shute has been vice chancellor for federal relations with The University of Texas System since September 2001. In his role as vice chancellor, Shute is responsible for facilitating all UT System and campus activities in Washington, DC, and manages a staff of eleven system employees. 

Shute has spent his entire life in and around federal politics and has 29 years of professional experience working in Washington, DC. Before joining the UT System, he spent eleven years as executive director of federal relations for SBC Telecommunications, Inc., and has also worked as senior vice president in the government relations firm R. Duffy Wall & Associates, as a legislative assistant for a member of Congress, and as a telecom trade association attorney.

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