CU-Boulder College Of Engineering Schedules Dean Finalists' Interviews

April 4, 2001

Four finalists for the position of dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder are scheduled to visit the campus this month, according to William Kaempfer, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and chair of the search committee.

The finalists are Alice M. Agogino, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley; Richard C. Benson, head of the department of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Penn State University; Nicholas A. Peppas, the Showalter Distinguished Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering at Purdue University; and Charles "Chip" F. Zukoski IV, head of the department of chemical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Benson is the first candidate scheduled to visit the campus April 11-13, followed by Peppas, April 22-24; Agogino, April 24-26; and Zukoski, April 29-May 2.

Benson received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977. He received his master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia in 1974 and his bachelor's degree in 1973 from Princeton University.

Peppas helped found the department of biomedical engineering at Purdue. He serves as the director of the National Science Foundation's Program on Therapeutic and Diagnostic Devices. He is also the director of the Polymer Science and Engineering Laboratories as well as the Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Laboratories. Peppas was educated in chemical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, received his doctorate of science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973 and did postdoctoral work at the Arteriosclerosis Center of MIT.

Agogino is currently serving as faculty assistant to the executive vice chancellor and provost at UC-Berkeley, as well as director of the Instructional Technology Program. She received her Ph.D. in engineering-economic systems in 1984 from Stanford University, her master's degree in mechanical engineering from UC-Berkeley in 1978 and her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1975 from the University of New Mexico.

Zukoski, head of the department of chemical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received his bachelor's degree in physics in 1977 from Reed College and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1985.

The candidates will meet with faculty, students, staff and advisory board members from the College of Engineering, the provost, university administrators and the search committee. Times and locations for the meetings will be distributed by College of Engineering administrators. For more information call William Kaempfer at (303) 492-6406.

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