Friday, 02 May 2014 09:34
AUSTIN–Guy Bailey, a proven leader with extensive experience at the helm of large research institutions, has been selected by the University of Texas System Board of Regents as the sole finalist for the position of founding president for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Bailey has served as chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the president of Texas Tech University and the University of Alabama, and provost of the University of Texas at San Antonio. While at UMKC, which is home to schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and law, Bailey developed an action plan designed to make the institution a model research university.
Under state law, Regents must name a finalist for a university presidency at least 21 days before making the appointment.