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Release: Aug. 28, 2000
Engineering Dean Anthony Hines announces resignation
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Anthony L. Hines, dean of the University of Iowa College
of Engineering, announced today that he will resign as dean effective Jan.
Hines made his announcement in a letter sent to faculty and staff in the
College of Engineering. In that letter, he noted progress made over the past
year, including increases in freshmen enrollment and total enrollment, a greater
presence around the state, and a draft of a new strategic plan.
However, Hines also expressed concern about the resources available to move
the college toward a higher national ranking. "If faculty aspirations
of moving the college to a higher national ranking are to be realized, a large
infusion of resources would be required for all programs," he wrote.
The dean said he plans to "remain on the faculty and establish vigorous
teaching and research programs."
UI Provost Jon Whitmore accepted Hines' resignation with regret. "Tony
Hines has provided distinguished service over the past several months as dean
of the College of Engineering," Whitmore said. "He has moved the
college forward on several fronts: substantially increasing the number of
first-year students enrolling this fall, increasing the public profile of
the college through his personal visits around the state, and moving toward
completion of a dynamic strategic plan for the college. I am grateful for
his dedicated leadership, and I have every confidence that Tony Hines will
prove to be a productive researcher and teacher as he now joins the senior
Whitmore said he will meet with faculty and staff of the college over the
next few days to develop plans for interim leadership for spring semester
and for a national search for the next dean of the College of Engineering.
Hines was named dean of the UI College of Engineering on Dec. 27, 1999.
He came to the UI from Navistar International Transportation Corporation.
Previously, he served as dean of the College of Engineering at the University
of Missouri, Columbia.