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Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken on UT Arlington Interim President Teik C. Lim
I applaud the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Board of Trustees for its appointment today of Dr. Teik C. Lim as the university’s next president. Teik’s leadership and numerous accomplishments as an interim president, provost and chief academic officer, and mechanical and aerospace engineering professor at UT Arlington will align well with the mission of NJIT. During Teik’s interim presidency at UTA over almost two years, he very successfully led a large urban university by providing both stability and vision during a time of unprecedented challenge. Under Teik’s guidance, UT Arlington achieved the prestigious Texas Tier One designation, a recognition of UTA’s research and academic strength and ascendancy. As provost since 2017, Teik led successful faculty recruitment and collaboration, significant growth in research expenditures, and student success. He remained focused on ensuring that UT Arlington continue to expand its culture of innovation and its commitment to student access and diversity. UT Arlington is a better institution because of Teik, and the Board of Regents and I are profoundly grateful for his leadership and wish him all our best in his new post.
Please see NJIT’s news release for more information about Dr. Lim’s new appointment.