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New dean to head engineering in September

Bill Van Heyst will take up the office of dean of the UWindsor Faculty of Engineering effective Sept. 1, provost Douglas Kneale announced Monday.

Dr. Van Heyst is currently a professor in the School of Engineering and associate dean for external relations in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Guelph.

Dr. Kneale described Van Heyst as an experienced administrator and recognized educator.

β€œHis vision for the faculty β€” improving the world through engineering to be a better planet for our children β€” illustrates his desire for ensuring long-term sustainability for the Faculty of Engineering and for the benefit of the University and the greater community,” Kneale wrote in a message to the campus community.

He plans a follow-up announcement soon about an acting dean for the months of July and August.

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