Two Vice Chancellor for Research Candidates to Visit This Week

Two more candidates for vice chancellor for research visit campus this week, and both will lead public forums for the campus community.

On Tuesday, T. Taylor Eighmy, senior vice president for research at Texas Tech University, will speak and answer questions at a forum from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Haslam Business Building, Room 401.

Eighmy has been a faculty member and administrator at Texas Tech since 2009. Prior to that, he held a variety of faculty and administration positions at the University of New Hampshire, including interim vice president for research and assistant vice president for research. He has a doctorate and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tufts University.

On Wednesday, Vistasp Karbhari, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, will speak and answer questions at a forum from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in the Haslam Business Building, Room 401.

Karbhari is also a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at the University of California, San Diego, and a scientist and professor at the University of Delaware. He has a doctorate from the University of Delaware. His bachelor’s and master’s degrees are from the University of Poona, India.

The forum will be webcast live and viewers will be able to submit questions and feedback online.

For more information about Eighmy and Karbhari, details about viewing the live webcast of the forum, and other information about the vice chancellor search, visit the Office of the Chancellor website.

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