Professor Nien-Yin Chang has accepted the position of interim dean of the University of Colorado Denver College of Engineering and Applied Science.
UC Denver Provost Roderick Nairn said Chang would begin serving in the role immediately. Chang has been at UC Denver since 1975. He became a full professor in 1985, and served twice as chair of the civil engineering department.
"Professor Chang's encyclopedic knowledge of the college and the Downtown Campus will serve him well in this new role," Nairn told engineering faculty and staff in a May 18 internal memo.
Nairn expects to announce the members of a search committee to find a permanent replacement for outgoing Dean Renjeng Su, who has accepted a position at Portland State University's Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.