Havidán Rodríguez named provost at U. of Texas-Pan American
University of Delaware
October 16, 2010
Havidán Rodríguez, deputy provost at the University of Delaware, has accepted a position as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) in Edinburg, Texas.
Rodríguez will begin serving at UTPA on Jan. 1, 2011.
“Havidán Rodríguez has provided outstanding service to the University of Delaware, both as director of the Disaster Research Center and in the Office of the Provost,” UD President Patrick Harker said. “We wish him all the best in his new role as provost and vice president of academic affairs at UTPA.”
“It has been a great pleasure to work with Havidán,” said UD Provost Tom Apple. “He has played an important role in moving the University's Path to Prominence strategic plan forward and has been an invaluable asset to the Office of the Provost. I know he will continue his record of success at UTPA.”
"I am very honored and extremely pleased to have been selected as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of Texas-Pan American from among a group of distinguished and very successful candidates,” Rodríguez said. “UTPA is an excellent institution of higher education that aims to continue to have a significant impact at the local, national, and global level, while continuing to serve the Rio Grande Valley community. I am very fortunate to have been selected as the new provost to work and collaborate with this excellent and very welcoming community."
Rodríguez added, "Of course, it also saddens me to leave the University of Delaware, my colleagues, and my good friends. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with an excellent and committed group of colleagues at UD, as former director of the Disaster Research Center, as vice provost for academic affairs and international programs, and as deputy provost. I am very pleased and proud of the work that we have accomplished in moving the University along the Path to Prominence, at both the national and the global level."