UTD President Dr. Franklyn Jenifer’s
Statement on the Selection of Dr. David Daniel
To Succeed Him When He Retires

Photo, Franklyn JeniferI think Dr. Daniel is an excellent choice to be the next president of UTD.

His academic credentials are impeccable, and perhaps even more important, he has the maturity, sophistication and vision needed to lead the university forward in the challenging years ahead.

Dr. Daniel has excelled at his own academic discipline, engineering, and that is an area that obviously is very important to UTD. But his interests and understanding also extend to an appreciation of much broader and deeper intellectual, humanistic and philosophical issues.

That is what will make him an exceptional leader and a great university president.