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May 9, 2013

A&M-Commerce names Dr. Adolfo Benavides Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

COMMERCE — Dr. Adolfo Benavides has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs (VPAA) of Texas A&M University-Commerce, effective July 1.

Benavides received a Ph.D. in economics from Washington State University. He currently serves as dean and professor of economics in the College of Business Administration at Tarleton State University. Prior to his position at Tarleton, he served as assistant dean and associate dean in the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

“Dr. Benavides brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position of provost, and we are fortunate to have him join the leadership team at A&M-Commerce,” A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones said. “We look forward to welcoming him and his family.”

Benavides, a well-respected educator, has extensive knowledge in higher education and experience with regional (SACS) and specialized (AACSB, AIBET) accreditation processes and criteria.

“I am immensely appreciative of the trust that President Jones and the university community have placed in me,” Benavides said. “I look forward to collaborating with the deans, department heads, faculty, staff, students, and other constituents to continue to make great developments happen at A&M-Commerce. On a more personal note, I am thrilled to say. What a great day it is to become a Lion.”

Benavides is known for his consensus-building management style and personal approach to leadership.

“As one privileged to know both institutions rather well and to have had the privilege of working with Dr. Benavides personally, I can say with confidence that Tarleton has lost a very highly respected dean and Texas A&M University-Commerce has hired an outstanding provost and VPAA,” Interim Provost Gary Peer said.

Four candidates visited A&M-Commerce for comprehensive two-day interviews. Candidates met with multiple university groups including department heads, University Executive Council, Deans Council, President’s Advisory Council, Provost Staff, Faculty Senate, and an open forum for faculty, staff, and students.

Official approval of this appointment is expected at the Aug. 8-9 meeting of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. Pending board approval, he will serve as the Acting Provost and VPAA.

 

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