• Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Assistant Name: Ana Alicia Rivera
Assistant Email: anarivera@tamu.edu
N. K. Anand headshot
  • Dr. Nagamangala “N.K.” Anand serves as the inaugural Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Texas A&M University. He joined Texas A&M in 1985 as an assistant professor in mechanical engineering. He is a Regents Professor and holder of the James J. Cain '51 Professor III Endowed Chair.

    As the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Dr. Anand pursues and promotes excellence in creation, dissemination, and instruction of new knowledge, through faculty advocacy, recruiting, retention, development, shared governance, and by being effective and efficient. He emphasizes integrity, quality, transparency, fairness, accountability, and a strong commitment to the citizenry of the state of Texas and to the principles of the land grant mission.

    Dr. Anand has served as graduate program director, associate and interim department head, assistant and associate dean for graduate programs, associate dean for research, acting vice chancellor, and interim dean and acting director for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Dr. Anand's experience with faculty affairs, including faculty hiring and retention, tenure and promotion, appointment of endowed faculty positions, budget, built environment, strategic planning and fundraising, gives him multidimensional insight into all areas impacting faculty.

    Dr. Anand earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in 1978 from Bangalore University. He earned a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University in 1979, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1983.