Presidential announcement expected
The eight-month search for a new president at the University of Texas
at Arlington is nearing an end as the UT System board of regents
prepares to meet Thursday, likely to choose a lone finalist to replace
President James D. Spaniolo, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. UTA has added nearly 10,000 students over the past decade and
is now the largest public university in North Texas and the
second-largest in the UT System. Under Spaniolo, UT Arlington has
tripled research expenditures, recruited new faculty members, increased
student retention and expanded online and international education
programs. A vigorous construction program has included the development
of the College Park District, a 20-acre mixed-use development, and a new
Engineering Research Building.
Eyes on Austin meeting
One of the items on the agenda at the meeting of the Board of Regents
of The University of Texas System is consideration of potential
candidates for president of The University of Texas at Arlington,
according to the Fort Worth Business Press.
The agenda item is one of the last ones scheduled for the meeting on
Thursday in Austin. The next president will succeed President James
Spaniolo, who announced in June his intention to step down from the top
post once his successor is in place.
Professor shares Israel experiences
Brent Sasley, an assistant professor of political science at UT Arlington, wrote a column in 972 Magazine
in which he defended three programs that aim to bring academics from
around the world to Israel. Sasley used his own experiences to counter
claims that the programs, all funded by Jews, Israeli, or right-leaning
individuals and organizations, presented one-sided views.