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News contact: Jenni Huffenberger, UTD, (972) 883-4431, jennib@utdallas.edu

UTD’s Dr. Larry D. Terry
Named Executive Vice Provost

photo - Dr. Larry D. TerryRICHARDSON, Texas (Nov. 20, 2003) - Dr. Larry D. Terry, an international authority in the field of public administration and the editor of the prestigious scholarly journal Public Administration Review (PAR), has been appointed to the newly created position of executive vice provost at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).

Terry has served as associate provost since joining UTD in 2001 as professor in the university's School of Social Sciences.   In his new position, Terry will assume primary academic responsibility for faculty affairs, endowment compliance and staff appointments, and for UTD's Center for U.S./Mexico Studies, the newly created Office of International Education, the university's Web-based communication operations, UTD's role in the Universities Center at Dallas and for the publication, in partnership with the National Academies of Science and the National Academy of Engineering, of the quarterly journal Issues in Science and Technology .

Terry will continue to serve as editor of PAR and as a professor of public administration in the university's School of Social Sciences.   PAR is the oldest scholarly journal of public administration and is widely recognized as the top periodical in its field.

"UTD's continuing progress in education, research and public outreach creates correspondingly increased demands on the university's administration," said UTD Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Hobson Wildenthal.   During his two years at UTD, Dr. Terry has made significant contributions to strengthening the provost's office that have been widely appreciated in the university community.   His new, expanded domain of responsibilities will enable UTD to benefit still further from his leadership."

Terry said he "looked forward to the increased interaction with UTD faculty members and welcomed the opportunity to expand his administrative duties while continuing to work with the School of Social Sciences."            

Terry, who in 1999 was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, currently is writing a book, titled Administrative Interpretation of Law: How Public Administrators Create Meaning (under contract with Georgetown University Press).   He is the author of The Leadership of Public Bureaucracies:   The Administrator as Conservator as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals.   He received his master of science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

About UTD
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 about 13,700 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. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's web site at www.utdallas.edu.


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