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NMSU Engineering dean to step down

J. Derald Morgan, dean of New Mexico State University's College of Engineering since 1985, has announced he will step down as dean of the college effective Jan. 1, 1999.

Morgan said he then will go on sabbatical leave until June 30, 1999, and then return to the faculty as a professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a school within the College of Engineering.

"The College of Engineering has gone through an unprecedented period of growth and development under Dean Morgan's leadership," said NMSU President William B. Conroy.

During his tenure as dean, Morgan has helped establish eight major programs in the College of Engineering, including the Advanced Manufacturing Center, the Waste-management Education and Research Consortium and the Nondestructive Bridge Test and Evaluation Center. Annual research expenditures have increased from $1 million to more than $20 million.

Morgan received his master's in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1965 and his doctorate from Arizona State University in 1968.