On August 13, I announced that we would begin an internal search for a new vice chancellor for research with a goal of having someone in the position by the end of October.
Feedback from the search committee, chaired by Stacey Patterson, vice president for research at the UT System, has led me to the decision that a national search is in the best interest of the university.
We are suspending the current search. At the appropriate time, we will initiate a new, broader search to fill this key leadership position.
In the meantime, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Robert Nobles has agreed to continue serving in his current role. I greatly appreciate his commitment and service to the university.
I would also like to express my gratitude to the search committee for their time and efforts during this process.