Acting Dean of SAS: Dr. Wales

For the third time in ten years, the former Deputy Provost Dr. Walter Wales has been named acting dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, to "lead SAS as we search for a new dean to succeed Rosemary Stevens," President Judith Rodin announced at the Trustees Executive Committee meeting Friday.

"We will very much miss having Rosemary at the helm and we wish her much success with the 25th anniversary edition of her new book," she said. "We welcome Walter and offer him our strongest support."

Dr. Wales, who joined the University in 1959 as an instructor in physics and has been full professor since 1972, won SAS's prestigious Ira Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1990. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Known as an academic statesman both in his field and in University affairs, he has served as chair of the Faculty Senate and as chair of the 1977-80 Task Force on University Governance.

Dr. Wales was associate dean of SAS in 1982-87; acting dean in 1987-88 and again in 1990; and associate dean again until 1992, when he became Deputy Provost, a post he held until 1994 when he stepped down to seek a "life after College Hall" by refocusing his energy on physics.


Volume 43 Number 4
September 17, 1996

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