UTHSCT president named to committee that will help choose leader of UT Arlington

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

AUSTIN – Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, is one of 16 people appointed to the committee that will advise The University of Texas System Board of Regents on the selection of the next president of The University of Texas at Arlington.

Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell named the members of the advisory search committee today, Tuesday, Aug. 21.

The committee will recommend a list of potential candidates – without ranking them – for the board to consider. The next president of UT Arlington will succeed President James Spaniolo, who in June announced his intention to leave the top post once his successor is in place.

It will be chaired by Pedro Reyes, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs in the UT System. Besides Dr. Calhoun, other committee members include Regent Wallace L. Hall, Jr., of Dallas, president, Wetland Partners, LP; Regent Alex M. Cranberg of Austin, chairman and CEO, Aspect Holdings, LLC; and Ricardo Romo, Ph.D., president, The University of Texas at San Antonio.

The committee also includes UT Arlington faculty, a student, an alumnus of the school, and members of the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

In 2011, Dr. Calhoun also served on the board of regents’ search committee that recommended candidates for president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

For more information, visit the UT System website at http://www.utsystem.edu/news/2012/08/21/presidential-search-advisory-committee-named-ut-arlington" rel="external".

For more than 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UTHSCT is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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