UTRGV Provost named President of SUNY at Albany

EDINBURG — Havidán Rodríguez, founding provost at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and former interim-president of UT-Pan American, was named president of the State University of New York at Albany.

EDINBURG — Havidán Rodríguez, founding provost at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and former interim-president of UT-Pan American, was named president of the State University of New York at Albany.

The formal appointment was announced Wednesday and will take effect mid-September. Rodríguez, who also leads UTRGV as executive vice-president of academic affairs, will become the 20th president of the institution succeeding former President Robert Jones, who left the position in 2016.

“This is a bittersweet moment because I’m excited for this new opportunity, but it will also be difficult to leave a great university and community that my family and I were honored to call home for six years,” Rodríguez said in an announcement.

The search to replace Rodríguez is scheduled to begin immediately, according to an announcement by UTRGV.

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