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WTAMU Names Assistant VP for Learning Assessment

Sept. 23, 2013

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Names Assistant VP for Learning Assessment

CANYON, Texas—Officials at West Texas A&M University have named Dr. Tau Kadhi as assistant vice president for learning assessment.

Kadhi comes to WTAMU from Texas Southern University, where he served as executive director and assistant dean of the TSU Northwest campus and as assessment director of program effectiveness and statistical consultant at the University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. In his new position at WTAMU, Kadhi is responsible for the oversight of all learningDr. Tau Kadhi assessment activities on campus. He will assist departments in the collection and assessment of data and prepare and analyze learning assessment reports for programs, departments, colleges, the University, The Texas A&M University System, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and SACS.

“After visiting the campus and meeting some of the outstanding faculty, staff, students and administrators, it was clear that West Texas A&M University is a premier institution that is on the rise,” Kadhi said. “There is a lot of positivity at WT, and I’m extremely excited to be a Buffalo.”

WTAMU uses effective learning assessment as an essential part of its educational process to ensure that students are learning what they need to be successful in their degree program and in their future careers.

“Dr. Kadhi brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of learning assessment,” Dr. Wade Shaffer, provost/vice president for academic affairs, said. “He has developed and implemented successful assessment plans at other institutions in Texas and is familiar with both the Texas A&M University System and SACS. We are excited to have a person of his abilities and passions join the WTAMU community.”

Before joining the faculty at TSU in 2009, Kadhi spent more than 10 years at Prairie View A&M University where he served in various capacities including graduate assistant, academic enhancement coordinator, adviser and instructor for developmental mathematics and assistant professor in mathematics and in curriculum and instruction. He also was an adjunct professor at Houston Community College and the Lone Star College System.

Kadhi also has been a research scientist at Texas A&M University, a mathematics teacher at G.W. Carver Magnet High School in Houston and a veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm while serving as an operations specialist in the United States Navy.

Kadhi earned a B.S. in applied mathematics in 1996 and a M.S. Ed and M.A. in 1999 from Prairie View A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics curriculum and instruction in 2005 from Texas A&M University and is currently completing a M.B.A. from Texas Southern University.


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Nora Kearse-Randolph
on 10.16.2014

Wow!! I'm so proud of you Kadhi! You are the quintessence of professors; it's pleasing to know that someone had wisdom enough to recognize it. Love you much!

Jessica Norman
on 10.3.2013

What wonderful news! WTAMU has definitely gained an asset. Congrats Kadhi!

Michael Wiggins
on 9.27.2013

Congratulations Kadhi! Can't wait to see the impact you make at WTAMU. "Motivation is not an act of spontaneous combustion...You have to set yourself on fire!"

L. Andre Humphery
on 9.25.2013

I unequivocally believe a better choice could not have been made. Congratulations to my friend, Dr. Kadhi, and to WT for increasing the intellectual capacity of the institution.

Mark Anthony Spivey, Sr.
on 9.24.2013

Dr. Khadi has been a staple in the Waller County community for years and we are very proud of his success(es). As a professor at PVAMU, Dr. Khadi was (and still is) a favorite amongst students of all backgrounds and cultures. He is a enthusiastic gentleman who lights up every room he enters, whether it be socially or professionally. WTAMU is getting a jewel of a man who has left his mark upon many campuses across the Greater Houston Area. As a member of our beloved Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Brother Khadi epitomizes character, strength, and leadership for the thousands of fraternity members who know and have worked with him. As a personal friend, Dr. Khadi has always been a positive influence on my life and is a gentleman's gentlemen. We all pray for his continued success. Good luch, Doc. We're gonna miss you down here at PVAMU and the surrounding areas. A Phi.........

Douglas Bynoe
on 9.24.2013

Dr Kadhi, Congratulations! I am very proud of you. Cpt R. Douglas Bynoe