Texas A&M President M. Katherine Banks on June 2 announced that Jack G. Baldauf had been named vice president for research and that Annie S. McGowan had been named vice president and associate provost for diversity, effective immediately.
“Dr. Baldauf and Dr. McGowan are proven leaders who will help Texas A&M thrive during this era of transformational growth and development,” Banks said.
Baldauf had served in the interim role since June 3, 2021. Before that, Baldauf, a professor in the College of Geosciences, was senior associate vice president for research.
Texas A&M’s Division of Research facilitates internal and external collaborations to increase federal funding, strengthen the research infrastructure, encourage commercialization partnerships and ensure research compliance. Texas A&M researchers generated expenditures of more than $1.131 billion in FY 2020, making it the only university in the state to surpass the $1 billion mark.
“I look forward to continuing to work with members of the research community to advance the overall growth, success and research leadership of Texas A&M, both nationally and internationally,” Baldauf said.