Professor Stein Sture, the Huber and Helen Croft Endowed Professor in the department of civil, environmental and architectural engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named vice chancellor for research and dean of the Graduate School at CU-Boulder, Provost Phil DiStefano announced today.
DiStefano said Sture's academic background, administrative experience and knowledge of CU-Boulder weighed in his favor as the top candidate for the position.
"Stein brings a wealth of experience to the position of vice chancellor and dean of the Graduate School," DiStefano said. "He has the respect of the faculty, and I am confident that he will reach out to faculty in all disciplines to enhance the quality of research, scholarship and creative work, and the quality of graduate work offered at the University of Colorado at Boulder."
Sture has been serving as the faculty director of special projects and initiatives in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and also served as interim vice chancellor for research and dean of the Graduate School from October 2005 through July 2006. He received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in civil engineering from CU-Boulder.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School works in tandem with campus research institutes, graduate departments and local and regional agencies to expand research and graduate education opportunities. The office works with faculty, students and staff to administer graduate student fellowships, support interdisciplinary graduate education through new programs and certificates, and works with CU-Boulder alumni and the community to both expand resources and to match research and graduate education offerings with the needs of the 21st century workforce.
Sture was one of five finalists who vied for the position of vice chancellor for research and dean of the Graduate School, including Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate School Dean Susan Avery.
Sture will begin his new position Aug. 1. His annual salary will be $220,000.
For more information on the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, visit the Web at www.colorado.edu/ResearchGradEd/index.html.