Gamble named interim senior vice provost

Geoffrey L. Gamble
Dr. Geoffrey L. Gamble, former president of Montana State University, has been named interim senior vice provost at the University of North Texas.
Thursday, August 4, 2011

DENTON (UNT) – Dr. Geoffrey L. Gamble, former president of Montana State University, has been named interim senior vice provost at the University of North Texas effective Aug. 1.

"Geoff Gamble has an outstanding record, including Montana State's achievement of a Very High Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation," said Dr. Warren Burggren, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "Though smaller than UNT, under Geoff's leadership Montana State surpassed $100 million in research expenditures in 2005 and has continued to build its research and academic programs to the point where Montana State is nationally known for its undergraduate programs.

"UNT's goal is to provide among the best undergraduate degree programs in Texas while also building our research portfolio. Geoff Gamble's expertise and experience will be an outstanding resource to help guide out academic programs," Burggren said.

Gamble's new role will include a wide range of strategic planning and review according to Burggren. "In addition to being the senior staff member in the Provost's Office, Geoff will be tasked with a series of important signature projects, rather than having a fixed set of duties," Burggren said. "For example, he will lead a team looking at our procedures and policies relating to institutes and centers, and will advise the Provost's senior staff on a variety of faculty-related topics based on his highly successful years at Montana State. These are a number of critical initiatives for our university brewing at the moment, and Geoff's timely guidance will be fundamental to their success."

During the past 10 years, Montana State has had 53 Goldwater Scholars – ranked in top 12 in nation – and 83 percent placement rate of students into medical schools, 90 percent scores on national the engineering exam among all students taking the exam, 90 percent score on the nursing exam with a 100 percent pass rate on the Nurse Practitioner exam and has been rated consistently among the top 10 universities on the national accountancy exam.

Gamble, who retired in 2009, currently is president emeritus and professor emeritus at Montana State, previously served as provost and senior vice president at the University of Vermont and vice provost for academic affairs at Washington State University, He holds aPh.D. in Linguistics, from the University of California, Berkeley. Gamble is the author of two books and a dozen articles on Native American languages.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

Latest News

Wally Linebarger
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Seven films created by UNT students who are earning the Department of Radio, Television and Film's Master of Fine Arts degree in documentary film will be shown May 1 (Thursday) at UNT.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

When Josh Gordesky learned that the UNT College of Information would be offering its doctoral degree program in learning technologies mostly online, he knew it was the right academic program for him.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Children in grades 8 through 12 can now register for summer camps in the University of North Texas College of Engineering, focusing on robotics, video and computer game development, mobile applications and computer science and engineering.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Katie Koestner, a date rape survivor, will speak at the University of North Texas as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities. The speech will take place at 7 p.m. on April 22 (Tuesday) in the Volleyball Gym located at 1536 S. Bonnie Brae, Building H, Denton.

Six-year old Ryan Lingo relaxes with his mother, Lucia Lingo, at Easter Seals No
Monday, April 21, 2014

Yummy Starts, a healthy eating program geared for kids with autism spectrum disorder, is helping kids with extreme selective eating habits. It's one of four behavioral intervention services offered at the Easter Seals North Texas Autism Treatment Program, a collaboration between the University of North Texas Department of Behavior Analysis and Easter Seals.