Published: March 17, 2022

CU Boulder Provost Russell Moore today announced five finalists for the position of dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Engineering CenterThe five finalists are as follows:

  • Roger Bonnecaze, PhD, interim dean, Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • Keith Molenaar, PhD, acting dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Walter (Jim) Pfaendtner, PhD, department chair, Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
  • Sez Atamturktur Russcher, PhD, head of Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Kon-Well Wang, PhD, former department chair, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Click here for links to their bios and CVs.

Finalist interviews will take place in late March through mid-April. Dates and times for the public forums with each finalist will be announced soon. The goal is to name a new dean by early summer, one who can “take CEAS to the next level of success, building on its current achievements and reputation, and with a firm commitment to the college’s and the university’s values of diversity, equity, inclusion, public scholarship, and innovation,” said Moore. 

I’d like to thank Dean Adler and the committee for their dedication and extensive work in selecting our finalists to lead our nationally ranked College of Engineering and Applied Science,” Moore added. 

Editor's note: Last spring’s search process did not result in a hire; this past fall, a new process was launched to arrive at this suite of finalists.