Public Forums Set for TAMIU Provost Finalists

Public Forums for the three final candidates for the position of Texas A&M International provost and vice president for academic affairs continue next week.

Candidates include: Dr. Juan N. Franco of Las Cruces, New Mexico; Dr. Galan M. Janeksela of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Dr. Jerry D. Thompson of Laredo.

A forum for Dr. Jerry Thompson, A&M International dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, was held this week.

The next forum is Wednesday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m. in Western Hemispheric Trade Center room 116 and will feature Dr. Juan Franco, Regents' chief of staff and interim vice president for student services and dean of students at New Mexico State University.

Franco holds his Ph.D. in counseling and educational psychology from NMSU and has been a part of that institution's faculty or administration since 1975.

The final forum will be for candidate Dr. Galan Janeksala , dean of the College of Health and Human Services and professor of social and community services at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and will be held on Friday, April 5 at 2 p.m. in Western Hemispheric Trade Center room 116.

Janeksala holds his Ph.D. in sociology from Iowa State University. He has held his current position at UTC since 1996. Other institutions he has served as a faculty member or administrator include Wichita State University and the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

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

For additional information on the provost search at A&M International, please contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at 326.2180, email to pais@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Killam Library, room 268.

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