January 4, 2018
The Indian American educator began his tenure Jan. 1 after the departing Tibor Nagy retired Dec. 31.
"I am humbled and deeply honored to be selected to serve as the vice provost for international affairs and provide leadership of the international mission for this great university," Misra said in a statement. "I have been with Texas Tech University for more than 23 years, and it has been thoroughly gratifying. One of the university's goals is to comprehensively internationalize our campus, and great strides have been made over the last few years toward this vision," he said.
The new vice provost added that his main priorities in the new role include internationalization of the Texas Tech student body and curricula to prepare productive citizens of the global community, the globalization of the university's research enterprise to empower faculty to innovate, and the universalization of outreach efforts to promote long-term, sustainable development locally as well as in other countries.