Interim President Designee
President emeritus Harris Pastides is the interim president designee, pending a vote by the Board of Trustees. If appointed, he will serve in the interim as the university conducts a national search for its 30th president. Pastides, a professor of epidemiology, joined the university in 1998. From 2003 to 2008, he served as vice president for research and health sciences and dean of the Arnold School of Public Health. Pastides served as the university’s 28th president from 2008 until his retirement in 2019.