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Volume 71, Issue 149, Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Group offers four VP choices

Cougar News Services

The group in charge of finding candidates for the position of UH vice president for research submitted July 6 a list of names to President and UH Chancellor Jay Gogue.

Monte Pettitt, who chairs the search committee and the group, proposed the following four candidates to Gogue:

  • Donald Birx, interim vice president for research, New Mexico State University
  • Michael Dockter, former vice chancellor for Research, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Michael Harold, Department of Chemical Engineering chair, UH
  • Neal Pellis, Science Management associate director, NASA-Johnson Space Center 
Provost Donald Foss was appointed July 1 to fill the position on an interim basis.

Arthur C. Valias left the vacancy when he accepted the position of president of Idaho State University.

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