LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Provost Jeff Vitter on June 27 announced the search advisory committee to find a new dean for the School of Engineering.
Stuart Bell, dean of engineering since 2002, will step down at the end of July to become the executive vice chancellor and provost at Louisiana State University.
Ken Audus, dean of the KU School of Pharmacy, will chair the committee. The committee will conduct a nationwide search.
Other committee members are:
Mary Adams: undergraduate student in civil, environmental, and architectural engineering
Perry Alexander: professor, electrical engineering and computer science: director, Information and Telecommunication Technology Center
Cory Berkland: professor, chemical and petroleum engineering/pharmaceutical chemistry
Florence Boldridge: director of Diversity and Women's Engineering Programs
JoAnn Browning: associate dean and professor, civil, environmental, and architectural engineering
Scott Coons: Engineering Advisory Board, president and CEO of Perceptive Software; KU Engineering alumnus
Christopher Depcik: assistant professor, mechanical engineering
Lisa Friis: associate professor, mechanical engineering
Prasad Gogineni: distinguished professor, electrical engineering and computer science; director, NSF Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
Mary Lee Hummert: vice provost for faculty development
Dennis Lane: distinguished professor, civil, environmental, and architectural engineering; associate director, KU Transportation Research Institute
Jim Lewis: Engineering Advisory Board, chief administrative officer of Black & Veatch; KU Engineering alumnus
Linda Ellis Sims: Engineering Advisory Board, ExxonMobil Corporation (retired); KU Engineering alumnus
Leslie Smith: doctoral student and Self Graduate Fellow, aerospace engineering
Bala Subramaniam: distinguished professor, chemical and petroleum engineering; director, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis
ZJ Wang: Spahr Professor and chair, aerospace engineering
Steve Warren: vice chancellor for research and graduate studies
Laurence Weatherley: Spahr Professor and chair, chemical and petroleum engineering
The committee will be assisted by Baker and Associates of Marietta, Ga.
Distinguished Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Stan Rolfe has been selected to serve a 1-year term as interim dean until the nationwide search is complete and a new dean is announced.
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