TAMIU Provost Open Forums Begin Tuesday

Texas A&M International University's national search for a new provost and vice president continues with a series of Open Forums beginning this week and featuring the three candidates for the post.

Joe Garcia, vice president for finance and administration and chair of the search committee, said the Forums are intended to give the public an opportunity to participate in the University's selection process.

The Forums are as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1:15 p.m., Western Hemispheric Trade Center (WHTC) Room 116, Dr. W. Harold Ornes.

Thursday, Oct. 31, 1:15, WHTC 116, Dr. Dan R. Jones.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1:15 p.m., WHTC 116, Dr. Mauro E. Castro.

Dr. Ornes is dean of the College of Science at Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT.

Dr. Jones is dean of University College at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Dr. Castro is associate dean of the School of Pharmacy at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

The provost and vice president for academic affairs is TAMIU's chief academic officer and is responsible for the maintenance, development and implementation of the University's academic programs.

For additional information on the provost search at Texas A&M International University, please contact Garcia at 326.2380, e-mail to garcia@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 269.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu