By Hector C. Miranda, August 22, 2016
Texas Southern University recently announced the appointment of Dr. Bobby Wilson as the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Wilson is L. Lloyd Woods Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Shell Oil Endowed Chair Professor of Environmental Toxicology. Dr. Wilson is a nationally recognized and a well-respected scholar for his remarkable scientific achievements. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Environmental Toxicology Program at TSU, and his efforts over several decades have generated over 100 million dollars in research and training grants for the university. Dr. Wilson was recently honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his extraordinary efforts to significantly increase the number of African Americans to obtain advanced degrees in STEM fields.
The other TSU appointees are Dr. James Douglas as the Interim Dean of Law School, Dr. Michael Adams as the Interim Dean of School of Public Affairs and Mr. Wendell Williams as the Interim Vice President for Student Services/Dean of Students.