Fadamiro selected to lead strategic initiatives for Texas A&M’s Division of Research

By Research Communications and Public Relations

Henry Fadamiro

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Oct. 19, 2022 – The associate director and chief scientific officer for Texas A&M AgriLife Research and associate dean for Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Henry Fadamiro, has been named associate vice president for research (strategic initiatives) in the university’s Division of Research. His appointment became effective Oct. 15, 2022.

Fadamiro joined Texas A&M in 2021. During his first year as chief scientific officer for AgriLife Research, extramural awards increased from $125 million to $160 million. Previously he served as associate dean for research for Auburn University’s College of Agriculture and as associate director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. In these roles, he advanced faculty and student research and initiated several professional development programs. Under his direction, the college’s extramural awards increased by almost 90%.

Fadamiro is a Rhodes Scholar, a member of the National Academy of Inventors and a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of America.

In his new role, Fadamiro will assume leadership of Texas A&M’s expanding emphasis on research development with a focus on advancing strategic research initiatives and encouraging partnerships with Texas through engagement. His responsibilities will include collaborating with A&M stakeholders, the national laboratories, federal agencies, other universities, the commercial sector and the Texas A&M Foundation; assessing of potential initiatives for alignment with strategic priorities; enhancing the university’s land-, sea- and space-grant missions; and engaging with stakeholders in the Texas A&M research enterprise.