Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Interdisciplinary Initiatives
Phone: (979) 845-4016
Assistant: Janet Gonzales
Dr. Patrick Louchouarn serves as the Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Interdisciplinary Initiatives at Texas A&M University. Dr. Louchouarn is responsible for duties involving faculty, including the review and management of faculty hiring, awards, and other faculty matters for the Provost, overseeing interdisciplinary initiatives and institutes that report to the Provost, facilitating the university’s visioning process, and coordinating academic initiatives. Dr. Louchouarn also advises the Provost on faculty-related issues and coordinates funding opportunities through the Governor’s University Research Initiative and the Chancellor’s Research Initiative.
Dr. Louchouarn previously served as Chief Academic Officer for Texas A&M University at Galveston and Associate Provost at Texas A&M since 2012. Prior to that he was department head of the Department of Marine Sciences at Galveston from 2010 to 2013 and associate director of the Master’s Program in Public Administration at Columbia University from 2003 to 2006.
He was named a Regents Professor in 2020 and a member of the executive committee on student success initiatives. He is a member of several boards in Galveston that focus on economic development and emerging technology.
Dr. Louchouarn earned his undergraduate degree in marine biology at McGill University in 1989 and a master’s and doctorate in environmental sciences from University of Québec in Montréal in 1992 and 1997.