Anand and Hall receive administrative appointments within TEES

October 24, 2008
| By: Aubrey Bloom

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering recently announced administrative appointments for Dr. N.K. Anand, Dr. Kenneth R. Hall and Dr. Robin Autenrieth, within the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). Anand has been appointed associate dean for research and associate agency director for TEES, Autenrieth has been appointed associate dean for graduate programs, and Hall has been named associate dean of engineering and deputy director of TEES. The TEES appointments are pending Board of Regents approval. Anand joined the faculty in 1985 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and was promoted to associate dean for graduate programs in 2007 and served as assistant dean for graduate programs since 2004. He has also served as associate department head for mechanical engineering and interim department head for the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering. As associate dean for research and TEES associate agency director, Anand will focus on faculty engagement for interdisciplinary research projects and the strategic development of research activities for the college of engineering. Hall joined the college of engineering in 1974 and has held many leadership positions within the program including associate vice chancellor and associate dean of engineering, interim department head for both petroleum and chemical engineering and chemical engineering department head. As associate dean for engineering and TEES deputy director he will provide support for research, intelligent properties and licensing to the college of engineering, as well as responsibility for TEES research centers and institutes. Autenrieth holds a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Rural Public Health in the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. She has previously served as interim associate head for graduate studies and research for the civil engineering department. As associate dean for graduate programs she will be responsible for the administration of the graduate functions of the college of engineering.

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