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Public invited to offer input, nominations for next president of UT Medical Branch

Members of the public may submit nominations for the next president of the University of Texas Medical Branch via a UT System website launched today.

The website also gives the public the opportunity to offer comments about the expectations for the university’s next president. Both nominations and comments can be offered anonymously.

In addition, a position specification and a timeline to keep the community updated on the search process are posted on the website.

The UTMB Presidential Search Advisory Committee, which held its first meeting Jan. 9, will recommend potential candidates to the Board of Regents in the coming months. The Board of Regents will make the final decision.

Isaacson, Miller, an executive recruitment firm, is assisting the Board of Regents with the search.

The next president of UTMB will succeed David Callender, M.D., who stepped down in August to become president and CEO of the Memorial Hermann Health System. Ben Raimer, M.D., UTMB’s senior vice president for the Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, has been serving as interim president since then.

About The University of Texas System

For more than 130 years, The University of Texas System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care. With 14 institutions, an enrollment of nearly 240,000 students and an operating budget of $21.1 billion (FY 2020), the UT System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. UT institutions produce more than 60,000 graduates annually and award more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees and more than half of its health professional degrees. Collectively, UT-owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics accounted for more than 8.2 million outpatient visits and 1.6 million hospital days last year. Across UT institutions, research and development expenditures total $2.9 billion – the highest in Texas and second highest in the nation among public higher education systems – and the UT System is regularly ranked among the top 10 most innovative universities in the world. The UT System also is one of the largest employers in Texas, with more than 21,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates and members of the National Academies – and more than 83,000 health care professionals, researchers and support staff.

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