Texas Tech names CASNR Dean Galyean to the position of interim provost
Texas Tech University today (July 15) announced the appointment of Michael Galyean, the dean of Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, as the university's new interim provost and senior vice president, effective Aug. 1.
"Dr. Galyean is a distinguished scholar and educator, with an extensive record of professional service and leadership," said Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec. "As dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Dr. Galyean has earned the respect of colleagues within CASNR and across the campus. I have great confidence in the leadership Dr. Galyean will provide to the entire university as our chief academic officer."
Schovanec added that in the near future, Texas Tech will begin the process of conducting a national search for provost. The Office of the Provost is responsible for the overall academic mission of the university. This involves working with the president, deans, faculty, students and staff to promote academic excellence throughout the institution. Specific duties include:" Academic and budgetary planning" Review of all faculty appointments, promotions, and tenure" Development and enhancement of scholarship and research" Compliance with institutional policies and external regulations, including accreditations" Ensuring the quality of student learning by overseeing the curriculum and supporting educational initiatives
"To serve as the interim provost at a Tier One, Big 12 university is something I would never have dreamed of a few years ago, and I am honored Dr. Schovanec has asked me to take on this challenge," Galyean said. "I look forward to working with him and our great faculty, staff and students as we continue to advance the academic and scholarly missions of Texas Tech University."
Last year Galyean was recognized as one of the '20 Influential Farm Animal Veterinary Professors' in the nation by Vet Tech Colleges. The rankings represent 20 professors who have exhibited great influence in the areas of farm and food animal care and growth, according to the website's blog. The website promotes farm animal veterinarians who help keep flocks and herds disease-free in order to produce better, healthier food sources.
In its ranking, Vet Tech Colleges noted Galyean's research in beef cattle nutrition and management as well as his teaching and research in animal nutrition. He is the only professor from a university in Texas who was recognized. It is the second ranking Galyean earned this summer from Vet Tech Colleges. In June, the website named him one of the 20 Outstanding Animal Science Professors for his influence not only at Texas Tech, but also at New Mexico State University and Texas A&M University.
In addition to being the dean of the college, Galyean is a Horn Professor and the Thornton Chair of the Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management program in Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences. Galyean, who earned his bachelor's degree at New Mexico State and his master's degree and doctorate at Oklahoma State University, has been on staff at Texas Tech since 1998.
He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, invited papers and book chapters and has directed the graduate work of more than 60 master's and doctoral students. In addition, Galyean has filled several leadership roles with the National Research Council and was president of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Western Section and served on the ASAS Board of Directors.
Galyean has been recognized numerous times by the ASAS, earning the Young Scientist Award in 1998, the American Feed Industry Ruminant Nutrition Research Award in 1999 and the Animal Management Award in 2006. He was named an ASAS fellow in 2010. He was honored in both 2004 and 2005 with the CASNR Outstanding Researcher Award, and earned the President's Academic Achievement Award in 2005.
Written by Norman Martin
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