After consultation with the chairs and a number of senior faculty in the division, I have asked Prof. Alfred Levine to serve as Interim Dean of Science and Technology until we identify a permanent candidate.

Prof. Levine served the College effectively as Interim Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and we anticipate the same high level of performance in this role. Interim Dean Levine will not be a candidate for the position but will instead co-chair the search committee along with Prof. Jane Coffee.

I request that the campus conduct a national search that will identify a broad and inclusive pool of candidates. I also hope that a new dean can be in place for fall semester 2010.