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Finalists chosen for New Mexico State University vice provost for research

Four finalists have been selected to interview for the position of vice provost for research at New Mexico State University.


alists are: Daniel J. Dwyer, vice president for research at the University of Maine; Patrick W. Flanagan, president and CEO of Global Environmental Enterprises Inc., West New York, N.J.; Colin G. Scanes, interim director of the Plant Sciences Institute at Iowa State University; and R.W. Trewyn, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School at Kansas State University.

All four candidates will visit the New Mexico State campus in April for interviews and open forums with faculty and staff. The open forums will be: 3 p.m. Monday, April 22, Scanes; 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Flanagan; 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, Trewyn; and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, Dwyer. Locations for the forums will be announced at a later date.

New Mexico State's vice provost for research is responsible for the administration, service and promotion of research, scholarly efforts and sponsored programs at the university.

He or she leads and directs the technical, administrative and support operations of entities such as the university's Physical Science Laboratory, Water Resources Research Institute, the offices of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Sponsored Programs, the university's Research Park, the Animal Care Facility and the University Research Council.

The vice provost for research also serves as a liaison with other college research centers and serves as the university's spokesperson for research programs to representatives of federal and state agencies, legislative bodies, corporations and foundations. He or she interprets and enforces policies and guidelines, and facilitates research opportunities and the processes of strategic planning for research.

Dwyer earned a doctorate in chemistry from Lehigh University in 1976. Prior to his current position, he was a professor of chemistry and director of the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology at the University of Maine.

Flanagan earned a doctorate in microbial genetics from McGill University in 1968. Prior to his current position, he was dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Liberal Arts at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Scanes earned a doctorate in animal science from the University of Wales in 1972. Prior to his current position, he was executive associate dean and associate director of the College of Agriculture/Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station.

Trewyn earned a doctorate in microbial physiology from Oregon State University in 1974. Prior to his current position, he was associate vice provost for research at Kansas State University.

Jack King
April 3, 2002