Regents approve administrative appointments

June 16, 2000
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ANN ARBOR—Administrative appointments approved by the University of Michigan Regentsat their June 15-16 meeting included:

Frederick R. Amrine, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of Germanic languages and literatures, was reappointed as chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2003.

Anthony H. Francis, professor of chemistry, was reappointed as associate dean for research, computing, and facilities of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2001.

Donald S. Lopez Jr., the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies, was reappointed as chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2003.

Suellyn Scarnecchia was reappointed as associate dean for clinical affairs of the Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2000-Aug. 31, 2002.

William J. Adams, professor of economics, will serve as associate dean for academic affairs of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2003.

Frank J. Ascione, associate professor of pharmacy, will serve as associate dean for academic affairs of the College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2005.

Joel D. Blum, professor of geological sciencesand the John D. MacArthur Professor of Geological Sciences, will serve as chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2005.

James K. Coward, professor of medicinal chemistry and professor of chemistry, will serve as chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2005.

Howard A. Kimeldorf, professor of sociology, will serve as chair of the Department of Sociology, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2005.

Duane M. Kirking, professor of social and administrative sciences, will serve as chair of the Department of Social and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2005.

Steven L. Kunkel, the Pathology Research Endowed Professor and professor of pathology, was reappointed as associate dean for biological sciences and life sciences initiatives in the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective Sept. 1, 2000-Aug. 31, 2001.

Ronald G. Larson, the George Granger Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering, professor of chemical engineering and professor of macromolecular science and engineering, will serve as chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2000-Aug. 31, 2005.

Barry G. Rabe, professor of environmental policy, will serve as interim dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective July 1. (His nomination to the post was announced May 5.)

Douglas O. Richstone, professor of astronomy, will serve as chair of the Department of Astronomy, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2005.

David E. Smith, professor of pharmaceutics, will be chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2005.

Gary S. Was, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences and professor of materials science and engineering, will serve associate dean for research of the College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2000-Aug. 31, 2005.

Amy S. Harris, associate director and development officer of the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, will serve as interim director of the museum, effective July 1, 2000-June 30, 2002.

Contact: Wono Lee Phone: (734) 764-7260 E-mail: wonol@umich.edu

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