AUSTIN (AP) — The dean of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering has been named sole finalist to become president of the University of Texas at Dallas.READ MORE: Texas Laws Going Into Effect January 18 Range From How Dogs Are Chained, To Transgender Student Athletes
Richard Benson was selected Monday by the University of Texas System Board of Regents. Benson faces a state-mandated 21-day waiting period before official confirmation to lead UT-Dallas, located in Richardson.READ MORE: Synagogue Hostage-Taker Malik Faisal Akram Had Stayed In North Texas Area Shelters
Benson would replace David Daniel, who last year moved from his post as UT-Dallas president to serve as deputy chancellor of the UT System.
Benson holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace and mechanical science from Princeton University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.MORE NEWS: Security Expert Shares 'Run, Hide, Fight' Guidance In Wake Of Colleyville Synagogue Hostage Situation
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