Mark Weichold Accepts Texas A&M System Position
Effective Sept. 13, Mark Weichold will join The Texas A&M University System as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Weichold has served as interim provost and executive vice president since January 2021.
“On behalf of the university community, I would like to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Weichold for his eight months of service as interim provost and executive vice president,” said M. Katherine Banks, Texas A&M University president. “Dr. Weichold has tackled many challenges and played a critically important role in safely returning our faculty, staff and students to campus this fall. His exemplary leadership will be of great benefit as his responsibilities and contributions expand to serve all the universities in the system.”
Weichold, a regent’s professor of electrical and computer engineering, has previously served in numerous leadership roles, including senior associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering, executive director of the Halliburton Engineering Global Program, dean and campus CEO for Texas A&M University’s branch campus in Qatar and associate provost for undergraduate academic programs.
In his new role with the A&M System Office of Academic Affairs, Weichold will provide leadership and support for academic programs, educational initiatives, academic policy, student affairs, digital learning and data analysis.
Tim Scott, associate provost for academic affairs and student success, has been named acting interim provost and executive vice president. He joined the Department of Biology faculty in 1990 and was associate dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Science from 2000 to 2016. He is a professor of biology and science education policy.