California Administrator Named
Michael Ego, dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at San Jose State University, has been appointed associate vice provost for UConn's Stamford campus.
He will assume his new position on Jan. 14.
"Dr. Ego brings experience, enthusiasm, and expertise to the Stamford position," says Fred Maryanski, interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. "He is exactly
the type of individual the search committee had hoped to find. The Stamford campus will be in good hands with Michael leading the faculty and staff."
"Dr. Ego's many distinctions - including the Community Star Award from the Asian Americans for Community Involvement, his appointment as a White House Conference on Families Delegate, and his fellowship from the California State University Administrative Fellowship - have positioned him well to head our efforts in Fairfield County," Maryanski adds.
As dean at San Jose, where he has worked for 15 years, Ego is responsible for a college with 13 departments, schools, and programs, 3,972 majors, and a budget of $11 million. He established the Processed Food Institute, an interdisciplinary research unit with the Colleges of Engineering, Social Science and Business, and since 1995 has been the director of the Pacific Rim Institute, which arranges faculty and staff exchanges between San Jose State University and Pacific Rim universities.
"My prior experiences working primarily in urban metropolitan areas with a large commuter student population mirror the challenges and goals that the Stamford campus is striving to meet in the region," Ego says. "I think the campus has an opportunity to offer additional programs and to build more partnerships with the corporate community. I am looking forward to the challenge and opportunity."
Ego, who early in his career worked at California State University at Northridge as a professor, department chair, and coordinator of an early warning and attrition prevention program, has also worked at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Sonoma State University, Miami University, and as an area representative for the American Association of Retired Persons. He is also chair of the San Jose State University consortium for the Stanford University Geriatric Education Center, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The author or co-author of numerous articles about gerontology, Ego has a B.A. degree in physical education from California State University, Dominguez Hills; an M.S. in recreation administration from California State University, Los Angeles; and a Ph.D. in leisure studies and services, with a minor in gerontology from the University of Oregon.
Ego succeeds Jacquelyn A. Joseph-Silverstein, who left to become executive vice president for academic and student affairs at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio.