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Memos to Campus

Search Advisory Committee for the Dean of Engineering

February 13, 2009

Dear Colleagues:

In my campus memo of January 7, I announced that after a decade of extraordinary leadership of our College of Engineering, Dr. Matthew Tirrell, our Richard A. Auhll Professor and Dean of Engineering, has decided to take on a new challenge as Chair of Bioengineering and Arnold and Barbara Silverman Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley.

We are grateful for Dean Tirrell’s countless contributions to our campus and especially to our College of Engineering, which has flourished under his outstanding leadership. We are fortunate that he has agreed to continue his deanship until the time of his departure from our campus in early summer.

Following consultation with the Academic Senate and engineering colleagues, EVC Gene Lucas and I are pleased to announce the formation of our search advisory committee for the next Dean of Engineering. We extend our sincere thanks to Professors Linda Petzold and Edward Kramer for graciously agreeing to co-chair this committee. We also thank all of the members listed below for their willingness to devote their valuable time and wisdom to this important search, for the benefit of our campus.

Sincerely,

Henry T. Yang
Chancellor

Search Advisory Committee for the Dean of Engineering

Linda Petzold, Co-Chair; Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
Edward Kramer, Co-Chair; Professor of Materials and Chemical Engineering

Tim Cheng, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Darae Coleman, Associated Students Representative; Co-Chair of UCSB Chapter of National Society of Black Engineers
Amr El Abbadi, Professor and Chair of Computer Science
Herbert Kroemer, Donald W. Whittier Chair in Electrical Engineering; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials
Gary Leal, Warren & Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering
Carlos Levi, Professor of Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Robert McMeeking, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials
Umesh Mishra, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sumita Pennathur, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Nicola Spaldin, Professor of Materials
Joy Williams, Staff Representative; Assistant Dean for Budget and Administration, College of Engineering
Pierre Wiltzius, Susan and Bruce Worster Dean of Science and Professor of Physics
Graduate Students Association Representative – TBD

Consultant to the Committee:
Ricardo Alcaíno, Director of Office of Equal Opportunity