A Presidential Search Advisory Committee will help identify candidates for president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
The graduate institution, located in Fort Worth's cultural district, is home to a cutting-edge medical research facility that includes the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Center of Human Identification.
In December, the UNT board of regents fired Dr. Scott Ransom as its president, after regents and Chancellor Lee Jackson cited concerns about Ransom's conduct and leadership style, namely the way he handled a merger study.
Dr. Michael Williams, a former UNT regent, is currently serving as interim president of the institution.
The Presidential Search Advisory Committee will meet later in April to set a schedule and being advertising and interviewing for the position, according to a news release. The committee will draft a report to Jackson who will recommend a candidate to the UNT System Board of Regents.
An appointment is expected this summer.
The presidential advisory is different from a task force that was created in March to help give Fort Worth a greater voice within the UNT System. Some of the members of the task force are also on the presidential advisory committee.
Members of UNTHSC Presidential Search Advisory Committee:
Ladislav Dory, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Christine A. Moranetz, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor & Chair School of Public Health Education
Don Peska, DO, MEd
Dean, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
John Travis Hollingsworth
President, Physical Therapy Student Association
Rosemary Haggett, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Success
Honorable Roy C.
Commissioner, Precinct One, Tarrant County Commissioners Court
Honorable Sal Espino
Councilman, District 2, City of Fort Worth
Erma Johnson Hadley
Chancellor, Tarrant County College District
Dee Kelly, Jr.
Managing Partner, Kelly Hart & Hallman, LLP
Jack McCallum, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Censeo Health
John C. McDonald, DO
Clinical Clerkship Director, Good Shepherd Medical Center
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cook Children’s Health Care System
President and Chief Operating Officer, Bank of Texas Fort Worth region
Vice President, Keystone Group, L.P.
Chair, School of Public Health and Prevention Civic Council
Chairman, UNT System Board of Regents
Member, UNT System Board of Regents