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Budzban Recommended as the New CAS Dean

April 20, 2015

Gregory Budzban, PhD

Gregory Budzban, PhD, has been recommended as the new dean of the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences. Budzban's permanent appointment is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval. He is expected to assume his new duties August 1, 2015.

Budzban brings more than 25 years of academic experience, along with six years of professional experience from Martin Marietta Aerospace, to SIUE. He most recently served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and acting director of the STEM Education Research Center at SIUC.

"Dr. Budzban's innovative vision and creative energy will enhance the future of CAS, the foundation of the University's liberal arts education," said Parviz Ansari, SIUE provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. "His focus on program development and research funding opportunities will allow CAS to continue to grow and meet the challenges of changing fiscal and academic environments."

Budzban received a bachelor's in mathematics, a master's in theoretical computer sciences and a doctorate in mathematics from the University of South Florida.

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