KU names search advisory committee for dean of engineering

LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Provost Jeff Vitter today announced the search advisory committee to find a new dean for the School of Engineering.

Stuart Bell, dean of engineering since 2002, will step down in July to become the executive vice chancellor and provost at Louisiana State University.

Ken Audus, dean of the KU School of Pharmacy, will chair the committee. The committee will conduct a nationwide search.

Other committee members are:

  • Mary Adams: undergraduate student in civil, environmental, and architectural engineering
  • Perry Alexander: professor, electrical engineering and computer sciences: director, Institute for Technology and Telecommunication
  • Cory Berkland: professor, chemical and petroleum engineering/pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Florence Boldridge: director of diversity programs
  • JoAnn Browning: associate dean and professor, civil, environmental, and architectural engineering
  • Scott Coons: Engineering Advisory Board, president and CEO of Perceptive Software
  • Christopher Depcik: assistant professor, mechanical engineering
  • Lisa Friis: associate professor, mechanical engineering
  • Prasad Gogineni: distinguished professor, 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, 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, chemical and petroleum engineering; director, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis
  • ZJ Wang: Spahr Professor and chair, aerospace engineering
  • Steve Warren: vice chancellor for research and graduate studies
  • Laurence Weatherley: Spahr Professor and chair, chemical and petroleum engineering

The committee will be assisted by Baker and Associates of Marietta, Ga.