The University of Texas at Tyler selected a former professor and dean to hold its top academic affairs post.
Dr. White comes to UT Tyler after two years as provost at Midwestern State University.
Midwestern State University — one of four independent public universities in Texas — enrolls about 6,300 students, according to the statement.
As provost at Midwestern State, Dr. White managed an operating budget of $40 million and oversaw more than 200 full-time faculty members in six colleges and the graduate school, according to the statement.
Dr. White helped revise the university’s assessment methods and form a strategic enrollment management team under the vice president for student affairs.
Her reorganization of units reporting to the provost’s office resulted in efficiencies and about $100,000 in annual cost savings for that institution, according to the statement.
Dr. White previously served UT Arlington as an associate professor and graduate adviser, the statement reads.
She also was a faculty member at the University of West Georgia, Louisiana State University — Shreveport and the University of Alaska — Fairbanks.
She has a master’s degree in library and information science and a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Tennessee.