The Path to UTSA Presidency
Learn more about Taylor Eighmy through our time line of some of his career and education highlights
ORIGINALLY POSTED 10/01/2017
FROM THE FALL 2017 ISSUE
Taylor Eighmy’s education and teaching career have been in the fields of civil and environmental engineering. He also has led research and engagement divisions at major universities and has been honored by his peers. Here is a look at some of the highlights of his life that eventually led him to UTSA.
’80 | Tufts University
Eighmy receives his undergraduate degree in biology.
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering
’86 | University of New Hampshire
Eighmy also receives his M.S. from the University of New Hampshire, in 1983 in civil engineering.
Research Professor, Civil Engineering
’99 | University of New Hampshire
Eighmy's career at the University of New Hampshire begins in 1986 as a research assistant professor; in 1992 he becomes a research associate professor.
’99 | Swedish Geotechnical Institute
Interim VP for Research
’07 | University of New Hampshire
Eighmy’s work takes him into university administration, first as assistant VP for research as well as director of strategic initiatives, both in 2006.
Senior VP for Research
’12 | Texas Tech University
This new post, originally as VP for research, coincides in 2009 with Eighmy's role as a professor of civil and environmental engineering. Eighmy will be strategic in helping Texas Tech achieve Tier One status.
Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
’12 | University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Eighmy also becomes a professor of civil and environmental engineering when he arrives at Tennessee.
’12 | American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
’14 | National Association for the Advancement of Science
’14 | National Academy of Inventors
’17 | UTSA
Eighmy takes the reins as head of the university on September 1.