18 applicants remain for Provost position, new VP post filled

Commerce – A group of 50 applicants has been narrowed to 18 for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

The Provost Search Advisory Committee confirmed the details Thursday following its latest meeting. The committee met to review all applications, where they classified them into two categories: Deserving further interest, or no further interest. The process resulted in a group of 18 applications. The committee will now contact references furnished by those applicants.

After all references are contacted by committee members, the committee will reconvene to further reduce the number of candidates to from six to eight. These applicants will be invited for off-campus face-to-face interviews. A group of approximately three applicants will then be forwarded to President Jones for permission to invite for on-campus interviews.

By mid-April the committee should be close to knowing the name of the new Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs.

In a related story, the new position for Vice President for Student Access and Success at Texas A&M University-Commerce has officially been filled.

The A&M System Board of Regents Thursday formally approved the appointment of Dr. Mary Hendrix to the position. Dr. Hendrix had most recently served as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, a position now split into two different job descriptions as part of a reorganization plan at A&M-Commerce.