A Message from the President

October 15, 2014

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

I am pleased to announce the appointments of the Interim Deans for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

  • Dr. Mikhail M. Bouniaev will serve as Interim Dean of the College of Sciences. Dr. Bouniaev is currently the Dean of the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology at UTB/TSC.
  • Dr. Walter Díaz will serve as Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Díaz is currently the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UTPA.
  • Dr. Miguel Gonzalez will serve as Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Gonzalez is currently the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at UTPA.
  • Dr. Dahlia Guerra will serve as Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts. Dr. Guerra is currently the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at UTPA.
  • Dr. Mark Kroll will serve as Interim Dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Kroll is currently the Dean of the School of Business at UTB/TSC.
  • Dr. Michael Lehker will serve as Interim Dean of the College of Health Affairs. Dr. Lehker is currently the Associate Dean in the College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions at UTB/TSC.
  • Dr. Laura Saenz will serve as Interim Dean of the College of Education and P-16 Integration. Dr. Saenz is currently serving as the Interim Dean of the College of Education at UTPA.

The interim deans will report to Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, UTRGV Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

With these appointments, we take an important step forward as we build the academic foundation for UTRGV and as we move closer to welcoming our new students next fall. Please help me welcome the Interim Deans to the UTRGV community. Your support will be instrumental for the success of our colleges, students, and UTRGV.

Guy Bailey

President