Faculty Ombuds and professor of biology and genetics, Michael J. Benedik has been appointed Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost at Texas A&M University. Benedik has served as the Ombuds since 2009. This is the second time that TAMU's Faculty Ombuds has been promoted to Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost--Benedik 's predecessor, Antonio Cepeda-Benito, followed the same path. A replacement has not been named. (TAMU Times.)
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