Dr. Rex GandyProvostTexas A&M University-KingsvilleKingsville, Texas
Rex Gandy became provost at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in August 2009. He previously served as dean and professor in the College of Science and Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi from 2003 to 2009.
His experience also includes service as chair and professor at the University of Idaho, where he also served as team leader of the Idaho Nanoscience Initiative, and a stint at Auburn University, where he was associate dean for research in the College of Sciences and Mathematics and director of the Auburn Fusion Laboratory. From 1981-1984, he was a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His external grant funding totals more than $10 million throughout his career, and he has published more than 60 refereed articles and four book chapters, and he has been a contributing writer on nearly 140 papers.
He has been recognized for his work and in 2008 was named State of Mississippi Administrator of the Year by the State Association of Office Professionals and the University of Southern Mississippi Administrator of the year. In 2009, he was named Administrator of the Year for the entire United States.
Gandy earned his doctoral degree from the University of Texas and holds both a masters and bachelors degree from the University of Memphis.