Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Open forums announced for UTSA College of Sciences dean candidates

Open forums announced for UTSA College of Sciences dean candidates

(Oct. 5, 2018) -- All UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring finalist candidates for the dean of the UTSA College of Sciences. 

During the forums, Roadrunners will have the opportunity to hear each finalist give an overview of their qualifications, their interest in the dean position and their vision for the college, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

All forums will be held on the UTSA Main Campus. Information on the individual candidates will be available online two business days prior to their scheduled forum. UTSA authentication is required to view all candidate information. 

Candidate #1

Monday, Oct. 8, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Student Union Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24)

Candidate #2

Monday, Oct. 15, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Student Union Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24)

Candidate #3

Thursday, Oct. 18, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)

Candidate #4

Monday, Oct. 22, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)

Candidate #5

Monday, Oct. 29, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)

Howard Grimes has served as interim dean of the college since July, when former dean George Perry was named chief scientist of the UTSA Brain Health Consortium.

The UTSA College of Sciences is dedicated to preparing the next generation of scientists to take their place in the workforce as well-educated, highly trained citizen leaders and to increasing scientific literacy within the community. The college is home to more than 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students, supported by 139 tenured/tenure-track and 160 non-tenure track faculty and 150 staff, and a community committed to innovation and excellence in the classroom and the laboratory. The college also plays a key role in providing instruction to a large number of students in the first-year sequences and upper-division support courses for academic disciplines outside the college. The college comprises seven departments: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Environmental Science and Ecology; Geological Sciences; Mathematics; and Physics and Astronomy.

Additionally, the college houses 11 research consortia, centers, and institutes that foster interdisciplinary research across the university. With approximately $28 million in annual research expenditures, College of Sciences faculty, staff and students make significant contributions in fields including nanotechnology, brain health, stem cell research, medicinal drugs, infectious diseases and vaccine development and cybersecurity. 

- Rebecca Luther


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