Ronald Elsenbaumer named provost at U. of Texas at Arlington
Dallas Business Journal
August 15, 2011
The University of Texas at Arlington has named Ronald L. Elsenbaumer , the university’s vice president for research and federal relations, to the provost and vice president for academic affairs position.
Elsenbaumer will succeed Donald R. Bobbitt, who plans to leave UT Arlington at the end of October to become president of the University of Arkansas System. Elsenbaumer’s appointment takes effect Oct. 24.
UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo said Elsenbaumer has helped raise the 34,000-student university’s research profile, particularly in the areas of science, engineering, biotechnology and nanotechnology.
Elsenbaumer has been a champion for the university in North Texas, Austin, Washington D.C. and beyond, Spaniolo said.
“Dr. Elsenbaumer has demonstrated his ability to help lead our university toward academic excellence, and he fully understands the totality of the university,” Spaniolo said. “We could not ask for a more dedicated, more skillful leader to help guide UT Arlington as it becomes a major national research institution.”
As provost, Elsenbaumer will be the university’s chief academic officer, overseeing all colleges, schools, research and academic programs. It's the second most senior leadership role on the campus.