World-renowned researcher appointed academic affairs vice president at UTA

Dr. Teik C. Lim

Dr. Teik C. Lim, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati, will be the next provost and vice president for academic affairs of UTA, university President Vistasp Karbhari announced April 19.

Lim’s appointment is effective June 30. Lim has served as the 19th dean of the engineering college at Cincinnati since 2012, overseeing significant growth in enrollment, reputation, faculty size, corporate partnerships, research funding and endowments, UTA said in the announcement.

“The selection committee was extremely impressed with Dr. Teik C. Lim’s depth of experience and established record of devising innovative ways of addressing conventional challenges in a university environment,” Duane Dimos, vice president for research at UTA and

chair of the search committee, said in the news release.

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Karbhari said in the statement that is. Lim’s “dedication to excellence and student success

along with his proactive and highly successful record in engagement with the corporate world and with the local and global community make him the ideal candidate to continue our drive to ever higher levels of excellence.”

As Dean, Lim established a unique University of Cincinnati Simulation Center funded by P&G that now supports 75 research students from five colleges at the university of Cincinnati and was replicated at three other global sites, and strengthened the partnership between the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital through an interdisciplinary biomedical engineering initiative, the news release said.

As provost and vice president of academic affairs at UTA, Lim will oversee academic administration and student success programs. Direct reports will include the deans of the

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academic units and other areas.

“UTA’s aspiration to become the Model 21st Century Urban Research University, an institution on the move, and the excellent team President Karbhari has assembled are what attracted me to this position,” Lim said in the news release. “The university already has all the necessary elements to achieve its ambition – enrollment growing by leaps and bounds; a very diverse student body; and a campus situated in a thriving, dynamic and very large Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with strong global connections.”

Lim earned his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University, his master of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at The Ohio State University.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in academic year 2016-17, UTA is one of the largest universities in Texas.

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