Two Added to External Advisory Council for UTD Office
Of Vice President for Research and Graduate Education
Dr. James Yoh
RICHARDSON, Texas (June 18, 2003) — The
Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Education at The University of Texas at Dallas
(UTD) has expanded its external advisory council to 30 members with the addition of two entrepreneurs,
one who has prospered in the corporate world and one who has successfully started and run his own
The council is tasked with helping administrators
plan the future of the university's research, assisting in maintaining a sense of direction and focus
in current research and interacting with UTD's internal council to build a common view of research.
Members also provide insight into trends, entrepreneurial activities, government liaison and global
"Intense entrepreneurial spirit and
intellectual tenacity are two central ingredients of a 21st century research university. A successful
entrepreneur is someone who can balance a creative vision and innovative skills with the realities
of the business world," said Da Hsuan Feng, vice president of research and graduate education
at UTD. "This balanced approach will greatly and undoubtedly enhance the research vision of
The new members are:
- Dr. Robert J. Potter, president
of R. J. Potter Company, a technical and business consulting firm based in Irving, Texas. Potter
previously served as chief executive of Datapoint Corp. and held senior management positions
with such companies as Nortel Networks, International Harvester Company, Xerox and IBM. He holds
an M.A. in physics and a Ph.D. in optics from the University of Rochester and has a B.S. in physics
with honors from Lafayette College. His doctoral thesis was the first in the U.S. on fiber optics.
Potter serves on the boards of two NASDAQ companies, Molex and Cree, as well as two private companies.
He is a trustee of the Illinois Institute of Technology and is an advisory director of The American
- Dr. James Yoh, president, chief executive officer
and founder of Galaxy Scientific Corporation (GSC). Since its inception in the late 1980s, GSC
has shown a profit every year. The company provides technology-driven products and services to
a broad range of customers in both government and private industry. In January, GSC led a group
of eight companies to win a $2.7-billion, eight-year contract from the U.S. Army to ensure the
successful design, development, deployment and operation of critical systems across the spectrum
of U.S. government agencies. Yoh serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Stockton State
College of New Jersey and is a board member of the AtlantiCare Medical Foundation. He also serves
as president of The Monte Jade Science and Technology Association Mid-Atlantic, which aims to
attract and unite business and academic communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Yoh holds a Ph.D.
in nuclear physics from Notre Dame University.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart
of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor,
enrolls more than 13,000 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront
of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment
of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please
visit the university's Web site at http://www.utdallas.edu.