UTMB president, Ben Raimer, placed on administrative leave, reason for leave not given; administrator-in-charge named

HOUSTON – Ben Raimer, the president of the University of Texas Medical Branch, has been placed on administrative leave.

UTMB employees were notified via email about the announcement from the UT System Chancellor on Monday.

The reason for Raimer’s administrative leave has not been disclosed. The email stated that Dr. Charles Mouton, Executive Vice President, Provost and Dean of the John Sealy School of Medicine, was asked to serve as administrator-in-charge at this time.

In a statement, the system said the leave was not “in any way connected to UTMB or the Galveston National Lab.”

Raimer joined UTMB in 1993 and after graduating from UTMB medical school. He grew within the university and was named interim president of UTMB Health in 2019 and promoted to the full-time presidency in 2021.

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