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Research, graduate college top administrator leaving for University of Houston

Rathindra Bose begins new appointment in August

Ohio University Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College Rathindra Bose has been named the vice chancellor for research and technology transfer for the University of Houston System and vice president for research and technology transfer for the University of Houston.

Regarding Bose's departure, President Roderick J. McDavis said, "We are grateful to Dr. Bose for enhancing and elevating Ohio University's research mission and national profile. His leadership of our research, creative activity, and technology transfer initiatives have resulted in increased external funding and new partnerships for the University. We wish him continued success, knowing that even after he leaves, his own innovations will continue to strengthen Ohio University well into the future."

Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit said, "I am appreciative of all that Dr. Bose has done to support faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. He has been a tireless advocate across the university and throughout the state for the value of graduate education and of research and creative activity. Dr. Bose's efforts have helped us to be successful in achieving an important part of our mission."

Benoit added that she plans to name interim leadership by June 3, with details of the process through which an interim will be selected to be distributed to deans, chairs, directors, and associate deans for research today.

A national search for a new vice president of research and creative activity and dean of the Graduate College will begin in fall 2011.

Bose was named Ohio University's vice president for research and creative activity and dean of the graduate college effective July 1, 2008. Bose manages the university's graduate college, offices that oversee the university's external grants and contracts, research compliance, grant writing, research communication, technology transfer and economic development functions as well as biotechnology and applied ethics institutes.

In a written statement about his tenure at Ohio University and his new appointment, Bose said, "I have been very delighted to have spent the past three years of my career at Ohio University. The institution has outstanding research faculty and graduate students, and I've enjoyed working closely with the community here. I am pursuing this new opportunity at the University of Houston to work with its distinguished faculty and staff to create and implement research agenda vital for the nation to keep us globally competitive."