Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President Finalist for Chancellor of
the Newly Consolidated University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
March 10, 2006
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March 10, 2006
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LUBBOCK –Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President M. Roy Wilson, M.D.,
M.S., was named as the finalist for the position of chancellor of the newly consolidated
University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.
The finalist must go through an extensive campus interview process starting Monday,
March 13 and continuing through part of Tuesday, March 14.
Wilson said he is honored to be considered a finalist and is excited about the possibilities
that this new endeavor would bring.
“The University of Colorado at Denver is an institution that aspires to be a premier
urban research university and the Health Sciences Center is already ranked among the
top 10 in the country. The consolidation of these two fine institutions offers unprecedented
opportunities to be among the very top educational and research institutions in the
world,” Wilson said.
He began his term as president of the Health Sciences Center June 9, 2003. Wilson,
an ophthalmologist, earned his medical degree in 1980 from the Harvard Medical School
and his master of sciences in epidemiology in 1990 from the University of California
at Los Angeles. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye
and Ear Infirmary at the Harvard Medical School and an internship in internal medicine
at the Harlem Hospital Center in New York City. He also completed a fellowship in
glaucoma at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
The University of Colorado is a three-campus system with campuses in Boulder and Colorado
Springs, and a Denver and Health Sciences Center campus located in Denver and at the
former Fitzsimons Army Base in Aurora.
The Denver and Health Sciences Center is home to a full range of undergraduate degree
programs, graduate degree programs and wealth of options for pursuing educational
opportunities. The downtown Denver location puts it at the heart of Colorado’s Capitol.
The burgeoning Fitzsimons campus in Aurora puts the university on the forefront of
biotechnology development and innovation.