CU-COLORADO SPRINGS NAMES NEW DEAN OF ENGINEERING

Tom Hutton 262-3439

May. 22, 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tom Hutton 262-3439

Margo Baker 262-3832

CU-COLORADO SPRINGS NAMES NEW DEAN OF ENGINEERING

A

13-year veteran of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is

the new dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, university

officials announced today, May 22.

Jeremy Haefner,

a member of the Math Department faculty since 1989, was selected following

a national search. Haefner will replace John Trapp, who has served as

interim dean since September. Trapp succeeded Ron Sega who was dean

from 1996 to 2001, leaving to accept a position in the Department of

Defense. Trapp will return to his previous position as an engineering

professor at the University of Colorado, Denver.

Pending approval

by the Colorado Board of Regents, Haefner will begin his duties this

summer.

"Jeremy Haefner

has demonstrated exceptional abilities to lead the university in new

directions," Chancellor Pam Shockley said. "I believe his

knowledge of the campus, as well as its potential, will be of great

benefit."

Haefner currently

serves as senior faculty associate for information technology and also

directs the Teaching and Learning Center which assists university professors

to incorporate technology use into the classroom. Previously, Haefner

served as chair of the Department of Mathematics.

"I am quite

honored to have been selected as dean of the College of Engineering

and Applied Science through a rigorous and thorough search process,"

Haefner said. I look forward to working with my colleagues to take the

college to a new level by embracing values of collaboration, innovation

and excellence."

Haefner earned CU

System honors for his use of technology in teaching and was instrumental

in efforts to develop math on-line, a program that allows high school

students from across the state to take advanced math courses over the

Internet. He also helped develop an on-line math tutoring program used

by students at the university. In 2002, he was named an Educause Fellow

with the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative.

Haefner’s research

into integral representation theory has been funded by the National

Security Agency. Other federal funding came from the National Science

Foundation. Haefner earned master’s and Ph.D in mathematics from the

University of Wisconsin and bachelor’s from the University of Iowa,

Iowa City. Haefner began as an assistant professor of mathematics, was

promoted to associate professor in 1993 and to professor in 1998.

The College of Engineering

and Applied Science offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Students may choose from 13 fields of study including mathematics, aerospace

engineering, computer science, and both electrical and mechanical engineering.

In fall 2001, 956 students were enrolled in the programs.

CU-Colorado Springs,

located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast Colorado Springs is the

fastest growing university in Colorado, offering 25 bachelor’s degrees,

17 master’s and two doctoral degrees. The university consists of the

colleges of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing,

Education and the Graduate School of Public Affairs.

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