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Jay Jordan selected as dean of engineering

Jay B. Jordan has been appointed dean of the New Mexico State University College of Engineering effective Monday, May 31.

Jordan has been interim dean of engineering since January and previously was head of the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a unit of the College of Engineering.

"Dr. Jordan is an accomplished electrical engineer as well as a talented academic administrator," said NMSU Executive Vice President John Owens. "He has a deep appreciation for New Mexico State University and its mission, and I find him to always have the best interests of our students as his top priority. The College of Engineering, its faculty and staff as well as its students, will continue to prosper under his leadership."

The selection was made following a national search.

Jordan earned his bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from NMSU and has served at the university in various capacities over the past three decades. In addition to teaching electrical and computer engineering, he has been chief of the Space Payloads Section at NMSU's Physical Science Laboratory and a research engineer in the university's Electronic Vision Analysis Laboratory.

Jordan's research interests are in the areas of digital signal processing and computer controlled systems with emphasis on robotics, learning machines, computer vision systems and other applications.
Karl Hill
May 28, 1999