Interim dean named for Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
Friday, June 7, 2019
MANHATTAN — Gary Clark, senior associate dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University, has been appointed interim dean of the college.
Clark's appointment, which takes effect June 16, was made by Charles Taber, provost and executive vice president, and will continue until a regular appointment is made following a national search for a new dean.
"As interim dean, Dr. Clark will provide the leadership to continue building on the success of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering in the areas of teaching, research and scholarship, and outreach," Taber said. "He will work toward advancing the goals of the college and the university, including boosting enrollment and student success."
Clark will replace Darren Dawson, who accepted the position of president of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. It is Clark's second time serving as interim dean of the college. He also served in the position during the 2013-2014 academic year.
"Dean Dawson has well-positioned the college for success," Clark said. "As interim, it will be my goal to continue that path of excellence as we move forward to attract more outstanding undergraduate and graduate students as well as the best possible candidates for the next dean of engineering at Kansas State University."
Clark joined Kansas State University in 1994 with teaching and research responsibilities. In 2005 he was named head of the biological and agricultural engineering department and in 2009 he became the college's senior associate dean. Along with serving as the college's senior associate dean, he is a professor of biological and agricultural engineering and a registered professional engineer. His technical expertise is in the design and management of irrigation systems and in the administration/oversight of engineering degree programs and program assessment.
Clark earned a bachelor's degree, with honors, and a master's degree in agricultural engineering, both from the University of Florida, and a doctorate in agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University.