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Search committee appointed for engineering dean

An 18-member search and screen committee has been named to find a successor to John G. Bollinger, who will step down in July 1999 as dean of the College of Engineering.

W. Harmon Ray, chair of the committee, said the group will hold its first meeting in November to prepare a position description and advertisements for the national search. Ray said the committee will likely be accepting applications and nominations well into next year. The tentative goal is to have five finalist recommendations to Chancellor David Ward before the end of the 1999 spring semester.

Ray, a professor of chemical engineering, said he would like the committee to attract a proven leader capable of promoting the college's goals of education, research, technology transfer and outreach. Candidates should also have an understanding of emerging technologies that are changing engineering's future, such as biotechnology, advanced materials and high-performance computing, and an ability to enhance the college's national reputation, he said.

Nominations for the position can be sent to the search committee, care of the office of the secretary of the Faculty Senate, at room 133 of Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr., 53706.

Search committee members include:

  • Teresa M. Adams, professor of civil and environmental engineering
  • Susan E. Babcock, professor of materials science and engineering
  • Mary Behan, professor of comparative biosciences
  • John H. Booske, professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Patricia Flatley Brennan, professor of industrial engineering and nursing
  • David E. Foster, professor of mechanical engineering
  • Douglass L. Henderson, professor of engineering physics
  • Leon Janssen, a manager with GE Medical Systems and member of the college's Industrial Liaison Council
  • Thomas F. Kuech, professor of chemical engineering
  • Lawrence Landweber, professor of computer sciences
  • Jessica Rannow, student
  • Sheri Severson, engineering academic staff
  • Gail Snowden, assistant dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Peter Tong, member of the college's Vision 2000 Leadership Council
  • Donald M. Walker, professor of engineering professional development
  • Herbert Wang, associate dean of the College of Letter and Sciences
  • Eric Wobig, student