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Dr. J. Michael Coleman Named Associate Provost
Given Other Expanded Responsibilities at UTD
Undergraduate Education Has Made Great Progress Under His Leadership
RICHARDSON, Texas (April 27, 2001) The University of Texas
at Dallas announced today that Dr. J. Michael Coleman has been
appointed to an expanded portfolio of responsibilities as associate
provost and dean of undergraduate education.
Coleman, who joined UTD’s faculty in 1978 and currently holds
the rank of professor in UTD’s School of Human Development, has
served as UTD’s dean of undergraduate studies since Sept. 1, 1997.
Undergraduate education at UTD has made dramatic
progress on many different fronts under Coleman’s leadership.
Freshman enrollment has grown from 607 for the Fall 1997
semester to 924 for Fall 2000. The
scholastic excellence of the UTD Freshman class has been sustained
during this growth, with the UTD class ranking along with UT Austin as
one of the two most selective public universities in Texas, according
to Time Magazine (November 2000).
with stimulating, guiding and managing this exceptional growth,
Coleman has led the creation of a comprehensive and intensive program
of academic advisement for undergraduate students that has yielded
major benefits in terms of student retention and academic success.
He also has been the key administrator in expanding the breadth
and depth of UTD’s intercollegiate academic competition programs.
Over the last year, UTD’s Chess team has become the National
Collegiate Champion, its Debate Team has finished first at the
National Junior Division Debate Tournament and its Creative Problem
Solving Team has taken first at the Destination ImagiNation Global
has made major contributions to university advancement through his
administration of the UTD Redman Scholars Program. Thanks to his leadership, the Redman Foundation has increased
the number of UTD students supported under this program from 13 in FY
1997 to 32 for FY 2001. He
also supervised the creation of the Polsky Scholarship Program, and
has played a key role in the creation and implementation of the
McDermott Scholars Program that commences in Fall 2001.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence
of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major
multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor,
enrolls approximately 6,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the
forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.
The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s,
master’s and doctoral degree programs.
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