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June 5, 1998

Shapiro named to vice provost post

by Steve Sullivan

Howard Shapiro, professor of mechanical engineering and assistant dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering, has been appointed the first vice provost for undergraduate programs. The appointment is a three-year term that begins August 1.

Shapiro will work with and lead campus-wide developments related to undergraduate programs, including enhancing the first-year experience, promoting interdisciplinary programs, expanding learning communities and promoting outside funding to enhance instruction. He also will have administrative responsibility for several existing programs, including the Honors Program, Council on International Programs, the Instructional Technology Center, the Lectures Program and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

"I am delighted that Howard is willing and eager to serve the university in this way," said Provost John Kozak. "It is a unique opportunity for him and for the university to work with this newly created position to lend added visibility and vitality to the many distinguished undergraduate programs we offer. He has the imagination and energy to keep us moving forward."

Shapiro joined the faculty in 1975 and has served as assistant engineering dean since January 1997.

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