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Langston interim dean
June 20, 1997

Harold D. Brody has stepped down as dean of the School of Engineering to return to the faculty and his research.

His decision is one of several involving deanships and administrators at the University.

Lee Langston, professor of mechanical engineering, became interim dean of the school June 1 while the University searches for a permanent dean. Brody will continue to serve as interim co-director of the Precision Manufacturing Institute.

In returning to the faculty, Brody has been named Distinguished Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science.

"Hal Brody has been, and continues to be, the consummate professional," said Mark Emmert, chancellor and provost for University affairs. "He has been a good and constructive citizen of the University community. His considerable strengths will be utilized ... I am thankful for his diligent efforts, hard work and many contributions to the School of Engineering."

Michael Gerald, dean of the School of Pharmacy, is chairing a search committee to find a permanent dean for the School of Engineering.

In another national search, Barbara Redman, dean of the School of Nursing, is chairing a committee to fill the vice president for student services position held by Carol Wiggins, who retired June 1. Carmen Vance is serving as interim vice president.

Meanwhile, Emmert has appointed Thomas G. Gutteridge, dean of the School of Business Administration, to a second term. The review process included confidential assessments from students, faculty, staff and the business community.

"The next few years will be both challenging and exciting for the University of Connecticut, and particularly for the SBA as we build it a new home," Emmert said. "We will need strong, thoughtful academic leadership from all our deans. I am very confident that Tom will continue to provide the school with the sound and constructive leadership which he has exhibited in the past."

Elsewhere, Tom Giolas, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School, has agreed to stay on campus beyond his June 1 retirement date pending the completion of the search for and arrival of a new vice provost.

There is a change at the Stamford campus also, where Mark Swanson has announced he will resign as director, effective August 22. Swanson, a professor in the physics department, will return to teaching and research. He has been a faculty member at Stamford since 1983 and took over as director of the campus in 1994.