SAN BERNARDINO – California State University, San Bernardino has named three finalists for the position of dean of the university’s College of Natural Sciences.
Each of the three finalists will meet with faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community over the course of two-day meetings, and each will include a presentation for faculty and staff and a question-and-answer session. CSUSB President Albert Karnig and Provost Andrew Bodman will interview the finalists and hope to name the new dean in May.
“I’m very pleased that our search committee has identified three extremely well-qualified finalists for the position of dean of the College of Natural Sciences,” said Bodman, who also is vice president of academic affairs. “With our strong focus on the STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and the growing importance in these fields, the new dean of the College of Natural Sciences will have a critical role in the continued advancement of these programs for our students and the community.”
The finalists and their scheduled campus visits are as follows: Kirsten Fleming, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Mathematics and professor of Mathematics at Northern Kentucky University will visit CSUSB on April 9-10. Jeffrey Thompson, associate provost for research and professor of biology at Cal State San Bernardino, is scheduled for meetings on April 23-24. Kristy Proctor, professor of chemistry at Colorado State University, Pueblo, will meet with campus groups on April 26-27.
David Maynard, a professor of chemistry at Cal State San Bernardino, has served as the interim dean for the university’s College of Natural Sciences since August 2011, following the retirement of longtime dean Robert Carlson.
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