TYLER — Dr. Michael Tidwell was inaugurated Tuesday as the fourth president of The University of Texas at Tyler, with UT System Regent Kevin Eltife of Tyler presiding. “Our vision is simple, The University of Texas at Tyler will be the primary educational and economic driver of East Texas,” Tidwell said in his inaugural address. Tidwell identified three areas of focus for UT Tyler to achieve the vision: building student success, building strong faculty, and building a more diverse economy. Former UT Tyler presidents Dr. James Stewart, Jr. and Dr. Rod Mabry were in attendance, as was Janie Hamm, wife of former president the late Dr. George Hamm. UT System Chancellor William McRaven also attended and offered comments.