Archie L. Holmes has been selected as the next executive vice chancellor of academic affairs for the University of Texas System. In his new post, Dr. Holmes will work with the presidents and the academic leadership of all eight University of Texas academic institutions to help them achieve strategic goals to advance their institutions. Also, he will hold a tenured professorship at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Holmes has been serving as associate provost at the University of Virginia since 2013. Since 2007, he was a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the university. Before joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, he served on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin for 10 years.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected for this important role,” Dr. Holmes said. “I look forward to returning to Texas and working with the excellent leadership teams at the system offices and the eight academic institutions to advance efforts in education, research, student success, and community service for the benefit of Texas, our nation, and the world.”
Professor Holmes is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in engineering. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.