|Danilowicz approved as dean of OSU College of Arts and Sciences|
|Friday, 15 June 2012 17:25|
OSU/A&M Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Bret S.
Danilowicz, Ph.D., as dean for the Oklahoma State University College of
Arts and Sciences. Danilowicz will assume his role Aug. 1.|
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Danilowicz to the OSU team and look forward to his vision and leadership in our largest and most diverse college,” said OSU Provost Bob Sternberg. “He brings a stellar academic record and a strong passion for engaging students and helping them achieve success.”
Danilowicz currently serves as dean of the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology and professor of biology at Georgia Southern University.
“I am delighted to join Oklahoma State as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences where the faculty and staff are dedicated to addressing the challenges of student access and success, which are integral parts of the university’s land-grant mission,” Danilowicz said. “The breadth of scholarship and creative activities of the college’s faculty is remarkable and it is encouraging to see students partner with faculty on projects.”
Danilowicz says the college is rich in history and he also looks forward to learning about the experiences of its alumni and supporters. “I find it rewarding to connect alumni, faculty and students to further the reach of the college’s teaching, research and extension services,” he said.
Under his leadership, Georgia Southern was ranked as one of the best colleges in the nation for minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs – STEM – by Forbes magazine.
Danilowicz created the Center for Sustainability at Georgia Southern, which was nationally ranked as one of the country’s greenest colleges by The Princeton Review.
He is the recipient of more than $10 million in grant and contract funding as a principal or co-principal investigator on research projects from sources including the National Science Foundation, European Union and the World Bank Group.
He received his doctorate in zoology with a statistics minor from Duke University, and a master of arts in education in leadership and management from The Open University in the United Kingdom. In May, he earned a master of business administration from Georgia Southern University.
Joining him in Stillwater will be his wife, Kay, and their four children.
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Photo: Bret S. Danilowicz, Ph.D., is the new dean of the OSU College of Arts and Sciences.