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David Ford named next dean for College of Science and Engineering


Central Michigan University's Provost Mary Schutten named David Ford as the next dean of the College of Science and Engineering on Dec. 7, 2020.

Ford will start the position on June 15 and replace Jane Davison who has served as interim dean since May 2020.

"Ford is a proven research-focused leader who will prioritize real-world success for our students," Schutten said in a University Communications press release. "We are excited to welcome him to the CMU team."

He works as a professor and department head chair at the University of Arkansas. Ford directed federally funded programs to increase graduation rates for engineering transfer students and to improve the chemical engineering curriculum. He has his bachelor's, Master of Science in Engineering and doctoral degree all in chemical engineering. 

In his position as dean of the College of Science and Engineering, Ford will be in charge of leading all operations in the college and serve on CMU's Council of Deans, Academic Senate and Academic Planning Council.