Farewell for Now
After almost eight years, Dr. Mauli Agrawal’s role as the Dean of Engineering at UTSA is coming to an end. President Romo asked him to step into the role of interim Vice President for Research at UTSA starting May 15th, 2013. In this position he will be reporting directly to President Romo and will be responsible for overseeing and growing UTSA’s $78 million annual research and sponsored project enterprise. However, he will continue to be a faculty in the COE and continue to teach and do research.
Over the last eight years the college has achieved much under Agrawal’s guidance:
- 54% increase in student enrollment.
- 77% increase in FTE faculty.
- Addition of two B.S., two M.S. and a Ph.D. program.
- The creation of five new centers and two research institutes.
- 102% increase in graduate student enrollment.
- 578% increase in annual research expenditures (from approximately $2 million to nearly $13.6 million).
- More than $16 million raised in donations for scholarships and the creation of several new endowed professorships and chairs.
- Expansion from the Engineering building into the new Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering and the Applied Engineering and Technology buildings.
“The results of the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students are obvious. I am thankful that I was able to be a part of this incredible journey. I will continue to be part of the COE and work with you as the college continues to rise to its full potential,” Dr. Mauli Agrawal said.