BU Recruits New Dean from New Mexico

January 28, 2013

Brandon University (BU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrew Egan as Dean, Faculty of Science.

Dr. Egan holds a Ph.D. in Forest Science from The Pennsylvania State University and is currently the Executive Director of the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute at New Mexico Highlands University.  Dr. Egan previously served as Dean of the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at Paul Smith’s College in New York and as a Professor and Canada Industrial Chair designee at Université Laval in Québec.  He is the recipient of several awards for teaching and research excellence, including a Senior Fulbright Scholarship (2004).  Dr. Egan has led the development of a number of new academic programs and has published over 100 papers and book chapters.

“I am very excited to be joining the Brandon University community and honoured to have been chosen to be the next Dean of its Faculty of Science.  Important to me is BU’s diverse student population and commitment to student-centered, liberal education, forming the foundation for the development of broadly educated professionals, citizens, and leaders.  I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and students of the Faculty of Science, as well as across faculties and with the broader Brandon and Manitoba communities.”

As a member of the senior leadership team, Dr. Egan will oversee the Faculty of Science which is comprised of eight departments and serves more than 600 undergraduate students.  He will contribute to the development, implementation and promotion of institutional goals including academic programming and research advancement.

Dr. Egan will begin at BU on June 1, 2013.

BU President and Vice-Chancellor Deborah Poff says, “I am pleased that Dr. Egan will be joining us as the new Dean of the Faculty of Science.  He brings experience from a number of different universities and is committed to teaching and research excellence.  We look forward to welcoming him to Brandon University.”

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For more information, please contact:

Glen Kirby, Communications Officer
Brandon University
270-18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
T: (204) 727-9762
kirbyg@brandonu.ca