Dear Colleagues,


Dean Ball’s current term as Dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering expires on August 9, 2022. He has elected to seek reappointment. The review process for reappointment will begin this semester, consistent with university protocol.


The first step in this process is for the Provost to select the Reappointment Review Committee. The Committee will consist of no fewer than seven (7) individuals: chaired by the Dean of another academic unit, at least three (3) VSE faculty, one (1) VSE staff member, and two (2) non-VSE faculty. The Provost will select the members of the Reappointment Committee and he has requested that the VSE faculty send to him nominees from VSE to represent a diverse cross-section of the VSE faculty.


Please use the following link to provide anonymous faculty nominations no later than Monday, February 22. Depending on the number of nominees, we may hold a vote; however, the Provost will make the final appointments. 


If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Dean at [log in to unmask].



Songqing Chen

VSE Secretary