The Next Provost at Texas Southern University in Houston

Kendall T. Harris has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston. He has been serving as dean of the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Dr. Harris will begin his new job on January 1.

Dr. Harris joined the faculty at Prairie View A&M University in 2005 as a professor of mechanical engineering and associate dean of the College of Engineering. Earlier in his career, he was an associate professor and associate chair of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Harris is a graduate of the University of Kansas. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Mississippi.

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