April 15, 2016

Dear Members of our Campus Community,

As I announced in my memo of February 29, Dean Bruce Tiffney has decided to return to teaching and research, effective July 1, 2016, after more than a decade of exceptional leadership of our College of Creative Studies.

I am pleased to announce that the search advisory committee for the next Dean of our College of Creative Studies has now been formed and that Professor Omer Blaes has graciously agreed to serve as chair of this committee.

I thank all those who have been part of the consultation process in the formation of this committee. I also thank each of our committee members and the chair of the committee in advance for their individual commitments to help our campus community with this important task.


Henry T. Yang


Search Advisory Committee for Dean of College of Creative Studies

Omer Blaes, Chair; Professor, Physics; Vice Chair, Academic Senate
Adebisi Agboola, Professor, Mathematics
Clarence Barlow, Professor, Music
Kara Mae Brown, Lecturer, CCS Writing and Literature and Writing Program
Omer Egecioglu, Professor, Computer Science
Leslie Hogan, Lecturer, CCS Music Composition
Dominique Jullien, Professor, French & Italian
John Latto, Lecturer, CCS Biology and Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
David Low, Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Kevin Plaxco, Professor, Chemistry
Lisa Przekop, Director of Admissions
Kyle Richards, Analyst for Planning, Budget, Faculty Issues and Awards, Academic Senate
Sara Sterphone, Student Affairs Officer, College of Creative Studies
Kim Yasuda, Professor, Art
Associated Students representative, to be determined
Graduate Students Association representative, to be determined

Ex Officio:
Ricardo AlcaĆ­no, Director, Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention