The University of North Texas announced Monday that Kenneth W. Sewell will serve as vice president of research and economic development. He has been serving as associate vice president for research.
Meanwhile the university continues a national search for a permanent replacement.
In a prepared statement, UNT President Lane Rawlins said Sewell would be responsible for a lot of work related to the current legislative session, university budget hearings and advancements in the university’s computing facilities.
Sewell joined the Office of Research and Economic Development in 2008. As a senior member of the ORED senior leadership team, he had direct responsibility for a variety of internal grant programs to seed and stimulate faculty research.
A native of Coweta, Oklahoma (near Tulsa), Sewell earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas State University, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas.