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Ten Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Members Receive Promotion and Tenure

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ten faculty members from the University of Kansas School of Engineering are among the 67 individuals from the KU Lawrence and Edwards campuses approved for promotion and tenure by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.

To full professor

•Shannon Blunt, electrical engineering & computer science

•Richard Hale, aerospace engineering

•Jun (Luke) Huan, electrical engineering & computer science

•Erik Perrins, electrical engineering & computer science

•James Sterbenz, electrical engineering & computer science

To associate professor

•Andrew Gill, electrical engineering & computer science

•Shawn Keshmiri, aerospace engineering

•Sarah Kieweg, mechanical engineering

•Bo Luo, electrical engineering & computer science

•Xinmai Yang, mechanical engineering

Chancellor Gray-Little, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Douglas Girod, M.D., executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas Medical Center, issued a joint statement of congratulations:

“We are pleased to congratulate this outstanding collection of faculty and researchers. This year’s selected individuals epitomize our university’s commitment to teaching excellence and our aspiration to being recognized as a top international public research institution. Their dedication to the success of students and this university is noteworthy and inspiring and has contributed to our mission of educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.

“As always, the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure did an excellent job evaluating the many eligible candidates. We hope the entire university will join us in recognizing these educators who uphold the institution's ideals through research, teaching, and service.”

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