Tuesday April 29, 2008

Interim Provost Named

Joseph Saliba will move from dean of the School of Engineering to interim provost on July 1 as the University of Dayton launches a national search for a new chief academic officer.

Joseph Saliba, dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Dayton, has been named interim provost.

The one-year appointment begins July 1 when Fred Pestello becomes president of Le Moyne College. Malcolm Daniels, associate dean in the School of Engineering, will assume the role of interim dean in the school.

"Joe brings vision, great organizational skills and a strong appreciation of the Marianist mission. He's an academic leader who's deeply respected throughout the campus. I look forward to working with him to fulfill the initiatives outlined in the University of Dayton's Strategic Plan," said Daniel J. Curran, president.

The University of Dayton will embark on a national search to fill the position, which will be open to external and internal candidates.

"I'm excited, humbled and extremely appreciative of the trust and confidence that Dr. Curran and my colleagues have in me," said Saliba, a three-time UD graduate who's served as dean for four-and-a-half years after logging 23 years in the classroom.

"I feel very blessed and excited to work alongside my fellow deans and all the members of the Provost's Council," he said. "Together, we have been on this journey, following a road map we've established under the leadership of Dr. Curran and Dr. Pestello. We will continue that momentum as we build for the future."

For more information, contact Teri Rizvi at 937-229-3255 or rizvi@udayton.edu.

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