Monday, November 14, 2022
  Announcements, Faculty Focus

By News and Internal Communications

By Maria Gonzalez

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – NOV. 14, 2022 – Arya Singh, UTRGV’s new assistant vice president for research analytics, marks his first day today at the university.

He joins UTRGV from The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA), where he most recently served as senior director for Research Computing and Business Intelligence for Research Enterprise. He has 15 years of experience in data analytics, data engineering, data management, and data governance, focusing on technology service management, and has held positions at Texas State University and Dell Inc.

As AVP for research analytics, Singh will play a vital role in leading the development, management, and maintenance of solutions to capture, store and analyze data for institutional research metrics and key performance indicators.

Dr. Can (John) Saygin, senior vice president for Research at UTRGV and dean of the Graduate College, said Singh is filling a critical leadership position that provide strategic oversight and guidance to UTRGV’s research enterprise, including graduate programs.

“Singh will serve as a key member of the Division of Research leadership team, and will work in partnership with academic and administrative units to improve operational excellence across UTRGV,” Saygin said.

Singh has led high-performing teams in technology – specializing in data delivery innovation – using automation and orchestration to lower operational costs, while still delivering optimal customer service.

In his new role, Singh will coordinate business workflows via information systems to build collaboration, transparency and business knowledge sharing for operational excellence.

“My objective is to be an integral part of the expansion, development and excitement of a research enterprise at UTRGV by utilization of technology solutions to improve business processes and workflow orchestration of research administration operations with carrier-class scalability and reliability,” Singh said.



A computer engineer, Singh received his undergraduate Information technology degree from the University of Rajasthan and his Master of Science from Texas State University, where he served as an assistant director for research support services.

At UTSA, he served as senior director and head of Data and Analytics for Research Enterprise and brings a wealth of experience in strategic usage of technology for operational excellence.

While at UTSA, he oversaw all aspects of technology for the research division, including enterprise and administrative applications, administrative and research data services, networking, servers, and desktop support.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.