Three Candidates Named Vice Provost Finalists

Following a national search, three finalists have been selected as candidates for vice provost for research, innovation and economic development at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

The finalists and their campus visit dates are Dr. Amit Goyal of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, June 9-10; Dr. Andrew Myers of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, June 11-12; and Matt McKillip of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, June 17-18.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Zulma Toro appointed Dr. Drew Kumpuris, a Little Rock cardiologist and incoming member of the UALR Board of Visitors, to serve as chair of the campus search committee.

The new vice provost will serve as head of department-based research projects and several unique research centers that provide support for the university and the region. These centers include the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences; Emerging Analytics Center; and TechLaunch.