Deanna Csomo McCool | December 8, 2020
Michael Hildreth, associate dean of research in the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, will serve as interim dean of the College of Science beginning January 1, 2021. That day, Mary Ann McDowell, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, will begin serving as interim associate dean of research in the college.
Mary E. Galvin is stepping down from her position as the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science on December 31, 2020 for health reasons. She has served since August 2015. An international search is being conducted to identify Galvin’s successor.
“I think the college has great momentum at the moment,” Hildreth said. “I look forward to continuing the projects we have underway, like the hiring initiatives, the Mary E. Galvin Science and Engineering Scholars Program, and the strategic planning process.”
Hildreth said that during the interim period, there will not be any major changes to the way he works to support faculty, staff, and students when compared with Galvin’s established direction. He said he will continue to support an environment of open communication, and will continue initiatives she started around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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