Finalists for dean of College of Engineering to visit UGA

March 7, 2013

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Athens, Ga. - Three finalists for the position of dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia will visit campus this month to meet with members of the university community.

A search committee chaired by Svein Oie, dean of the College of Pharmacy, conducted a national search to identify the finalists. The committee was assisted by the search firm Witt/Kieffer.

Each finalist will make a public presentation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Driftmier Auditorium. The finalists and the dates of their presentations are:

Donald Leo, professor of mechanical engineering and vice president and executive director of the National Capital Region operations of Virginia Tech, March 18;
Mark Law, professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Florida College of Engineering, March 25; and
Daniel Schwartz, Boeing-Sutter Professor and chair of the department of chemical engineering at the University of Washington College of Engineering, March 27.

The creation of the College of Engineering was unanimously approved by the University Council in April 2012. The college is organized without departmental boundaries to promote advanced studies at the interface of disciplines and to prepare students for careers devoted to the integration of discoveries from multiple fields. For more information about the college, see


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