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Dr. Michael V. Tidwell was named president of UT Tyler in November 2016, and assumed office on Jan. 1, 2017. Previously, he was dean of Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business. He served in a similar position at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and was assistant dean at Clayton State University’s School of Business in Georgia.
Tidwell earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, before completing his master’s degree in communication from Washington State University. Tidwell received his Ph.D. in organizational studies from Washington State University.