Search begins for College of Architecture, Design and Construction dean

AUBURN – Auburn University is conducting a search for the new dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. Provost Mary Ellen Mazey has appointed a search committee and an executive search firm will provide assistance with the search taking place this summer. Candidates will be identified and invited to campus in the early fall.

Dan Bennett, current dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, recently announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2010 fall semester. The new dean will be appointed during the fall semester prior to Bennett’s retirement.

Bennett has served as dean of the college at Auburn since 2000, after spending 10 years as dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

“The decision to retire has been difficult because I have truly loved working for Auburn and for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction,” Bennett said. “However, after almost 20 years in the position of dean, both here and at the University of Arkansas, I am ready to slow down just a bit.”

The 10-member search committee is being chaired by Richard Brinker, dean of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. Other members include faculty senate representatives Rod Barnett, associate professor and chair of the Landscape Architecture Program; Rich Britnell, professor in the Department of Industrial and Graphic Design; Kelly Bryant, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Graphic Design; Richard Burt, professor and head of the McWhorter School of Building Science; Larry Crowley, associate professor in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering; Magdalena Garmaz, associate professor in the School of Architecture; Carla Bell, staff representative and director of multicultural affairs for the CADC; Sarah McCall, student representative and vice president of the CADC Student Council; and Terry Johnson, alumni representative and president of the CADC Executive Board.

Contact: Carol Nelson, (334) 844-9999 (nelsoc4@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)