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U of M Names Dr. Andy Meyers Interim Vice President for Research

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Andy MeyersThe University of Memphis has named Dr. Andy Meyers interim vice president for Research, emphasizing the University’s new focus on research. “This change elevates the role of research, provides a voice at the highest administrative levels, and sets the stage for expanding research support and infrastructure on campus,” said U of M Provost Dr. David Rudd.

Meyers has served the University of Memphis in varied administrative roles over the years, including chair of the Department of Psychology from 1990-2002, executive director of the FedEx Institute of Technology from 2004-2005, and most recently as vice provost for Research and executive director of the University of Memphis Research Foundation.

The U of M has set a goal of $100 million in research expenditures, with annual award totals fluctuating for the past several years between $45 and $50 million. The University recently completed a research capacity analysis that will help guide the expansion of support and infrastructure geared toward growing research activity, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary efforts.

An implementation plan has also been developed. Both were the products of work groups that included a broad cross section of faculty members and members of the Faculty Senate Research Committee.

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