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Hansen Appointed New Associate Dean
January 16, 2008 — Professor Andrew C. Hansen has been appointed to the new position of associate dean for graduate studies in the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science.
"The position is a necessary leadership requirement for growing the college's, and the university's, programs of graduate study and research," says Dean Robert Ettema."I am especially pleased that the college was able to attract a person of Professor Hansen's knowledge and experience to this position. I look forward to working closely with him as the college grows its programs of research and advanced study."
Hansen will immediately focus on working with the School of Energy Resources to establish energy-related curricular opportunities and research initiatives involving the college's students, faculty, and staff. Other responsibilities include developing andcoordinating other programs of graduate study (notably water, computer simulation, and infrastructure), and pursuing and coordinating research projects and pertinent economic development prospects. He will foster and manage the development of external support for the college's research endeavors.
Hansen comes to the position from the college's Department of Mechanical Engineering, where he has spent one semester since being the UW School of Energy Resources founding academic coordinator from 2006-2007.
During his 20 years as a mechanical engineering professor, Hansen was an American Council on Education Fellow (2005-2006), a Presidential Faculty Fellow (2003-2005), received a John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award (1999) and was named the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education's Professor of the Year in Wyoming (1993). He founded Firehole Technologies, Inc., and has served on several UW, Laramie and statewide committees.
Professor Andrew C. Hansen, left, meets with University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Robert Ettema. Hansen is the college's new associate dean for graduate studies. (UW Photo)