Geri Malandra

 

Geri Hockfield Malandra is Vice Chancellor for Strategic Management for the fifteen-campus University of Texas System where, since 2002, she has led the establishment of the System’s first comprehensive accountability and performance reporting framework.  Her responsibilities include guidance of strategic planning; implementing a System-wide global initiative, and System-wide Academic Leadership Institute.  She also served for one year as Interim Executive Vice Chancellor with responsibility for the nine universities in the System. 

She was an advisor to the U. S. Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education and is Vice-Chair of the U. S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, which oversees accreditation in the United States. 

Malandra held management and policy positions at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where, as Associate Vice Provost, she led the development of Minnesota’s first comprehensive accountability reporting system and coordinated work on accreditation, academic program review, campus expansion, and other strategic issues.  In addition to her administrative work, she was adjunct assistant professor of history at the University of Minnesota, teaching courses on the history of the ancient Near East and comparative world history. 

She holds degrees in anthropology and archaeology (B.A., Carleton College) and ancient studies (M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota), focusing on the history, art history, and ancient languages of the Near East and India.  Her academic publications include a monograph on Buddhist cave temples in India and numerous journal and encyclopedia articles.