UCSB Engineering Alum Named Executive Vice Chancellor at University of Texas

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Archie L. Holmes, (PhD Electrical Engineering, '97) who as a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara was advised by Professors John Bowers and Steven Denbaars, has been named the next executive vice chancellor of academic affairs at The University of Texas System. Chancellor James B. Milliken made the announcement on August 11. 

The appointment will be a homecoming for Holmes, who grew up in Texas, received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from UT Austin, and was a faculty member in the Cockrell School of Engineering for a decade before joining the University of Virginia, one of the leading public universities in the nation.    

Since earning his PhD at UC Santa Barbara, Holmes has established himself as a lauded educator, researcher, and administrative leader who has led initiatives to advance students’ educational experiences and recruit a rich and diverse distinguished academic community.

Read the entire press release.

Archie L. Holmes, Jr., PhD

Archie L. Holmes, Jr., PhD