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Rob Clark Named Senior Vice President for Research, Reappointed Dean of Hajim School

March 6, 2013

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical EngineeringRobert Clark has been named senior vice president for research at the University of Rochester, and has been appointed to a second, five-year term as dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. University President Joel Seligman made this announcement at a special March 5 event in Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall for Biomedical and Engineering. Both five-year appointments have been approved by the Board of Trustees and are effective April 1.

"Rob's service as dean and interim senior vice president for research has been exemplary, and I am delighted to appoint him to both roles," said Seligman. "He is an academic leader of extraordinary energy and focus, with the ability to listen and work well with a variety of constituencies. I was deeply impressed by the overwhelming support he received to be reappointed as Hajim School dean, and the strong endorsement of his abilities to dually manage the trajectory of our interdisciplinary research excellence. Few other academic leaders could wear both hats."