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Dr. Quincy Quick (at the podium), head of TSU’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the University’s chief research officer, spearheads the discussion as he and other
officials present the institution’s case for an “R1” research designation.
Sitting from left are: Dr. Robbie Melton, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs;
Dr. William Johnson, Executive Research Director for R2 to R1 for New Academic Programs;
and Dr. John Robinson, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies.