Dean Himarios to Assume New Role as Vice Provost for
Global Initiatives

Dean Himarios     January 30, 2012—Daniel Himarios, dean of the College of Business for the past 12 years, is moving into a new role as vice provost and executive director of the Center for Global Initiatives in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
 
“In this new position, Dr. Himarios will focus on an area of tremendous opportunity for UT Arlington,” says Ronald Elsenbaumer, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “He is uniquely qualified to develop and execute initiatives that will enhance the University’s international presence and profile.”
During Himarios’ tenure as dean, the College of Business has experienced significant growth in enrollment and quality, established innovative academic programs, developed an outstanding faculty, and expanded its graduate programs to Fort Worth, Frisco, and beyond.
 
Perhaps his most enduring accomplishment is the result of his drive to build and perpetuate a major Executive MBA Program in China—the largest and most successful such program operated by any foreign university in that country.
 
The change becomes effective at the end of May. David Gray, associate dean of the College of Business, will become interim dean effective June 1. A national search for a new dean will begin immediately.