Kenimer appointed associate provost for undergraduate studies

Dr. Karan L. Watson, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, has announced that Dr. Ann Kenimer will serve as associate provost for undergraduate studies, effective March 1.Photo of Dr. Ann Kenimer

Kenimer, a professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, brings almost 20 years of service to Texas A&M to this role.

Since joining the faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor, she has supported undergraduate learning experiences including experiential learning, academic assessment, honors and study abroad opportunities. She provided leadership to the academic programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as the associate dean for academic operations. She was named a Piper Professor in 2007. The award, established by the San Antonio-based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, each year recognizes outstanding college professors in Texas. She also has been named a Texas A&M Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence, received The Association of Former Students' Distinguished Achievement Award and is a Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence Montague Scholar.

Kenimer is currently serving as associate dean of faculties and has worked to improve office efficiency, support faculty and department services and oversee faculty-related documentation, including instructor credentialing, for the ongoing SACS reaffirmation review.

She is a registered professional engineer, earning bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a doctorate in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois. In 2009, she was named an Outstanding Alumna from Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Kenimer also currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.