It is welcome news that the University of North Texas System has snagged Lesa Roe, NASA’s acting deputy administrator, to be the school system’s third chancellor. She brings an impressive resume, an expertise in the all-important math and sciences, and a reputation for effective team building.
She’ll be the first woman to hold the post, succeeding Lee Jackson, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
Her appointment holds great promise for the evolving UNT system. It is not every day that a NASA heavy-hitter comes onto the job market, and certainly not one with Roe’s striking background.