Kansas University has named a 19-member search committee to select the university’s next dean for the School of Engineering.
Stuart Bell has served as KU’s engineering dean since 2002. He will step down in July to become the next provost at Louisiana State University.
Ken Audus, dean of the KU School of Pharmacy, will serve as chairman for the committee tasked with conducting a nationwide search to find candidates to fill the position. The committee will be assisted by the search firm Baker and Associates of Marietta, Ga.
Other committee members are:
• Mary Adams, undergraduate student in civil, environmental and architectural engineering.
• Perry Alexander, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences; director, Institute for Technology and Telecommunication.
• Cory Berkland, professor of chemical and petroleum engineering/pharmaceutical chemistry.
• Florence Boldridge, director of diversity programs.
• JoAnn Browning, associate dean and professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering.
• Scott Coons, Engineering Advisory Board; president and CEO of Perceptive Software.
• Christopher Depcik, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
• Lisa Friis, associate professor of mechanical engineering.
• Prasad Gogineni, distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences; director, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets.
• Mary Lee Hummert, vice provost for faculty development.
• Dennis Lane, distinguished professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering; associate director, Transportation Research Institute.
• Jim Lewis, Engineering Advisory Board; chief administrative officer of Black & Veatch.
• Linda Ellis Sims, Engineering Advisory Board; ExxonMobil Corporation (retired).
• Leslie Smith, doctoral student and Self Fellow, aerospace engineering.
• Bala Subramaniam, distinguished professor of chemical and petroleum engineering; director, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis.
• ZJ Wang, Spahr professor and chairman of aerospace engineering.
• Steve Warren, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies.
• Laurence Weatherley, Spahr professor and chairman of chemical and petroleum engineering.