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Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research, has been named interim vice chancellor for research and engagement effective September 1.

Vice Chancellor Taylor Eighmy will leave the university at the end of the month to become president of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

“Robert is well qualified to help us continue the great momentum for increasing research grants and contracts, strengthening our partnerships, and supporting the research, creative activity, and outreach efforts of our faculty and students. He brings great knowledge, passion, and optimism to the role and has worked closely within the division and across the university around many important matters,” said Chancellor Beverly Davenport in a message sent Wednesday to the campus community.
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