Don Roth Takes on New Role at SER
October 18, 2010 — Don Roth has added another title to his already impressive resume at the University of Wyoming.
The director of the university's Science Posse and Biomedical Science Program, Roth took over July 1 as associate director for academics in the UW School of Energy Resources (SER). His primary responsibilities include administrating the undergraduate Energy Resource Science degree, developing new graduate programs, facilitating collaborative academic initiatives with UW departments and colleges and enhancing partnerships with private sector companies, public and governmental entities and other academic institutions relative to energy education opportunities.
"UW is well positioned to be a global leader in energy education. And the School of Energy Resources is committed to realizing this vision by developing productive partnerships with energy stakeholders at UW, throughout Wyoming, nationally and internationally," says Roth, also a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology. "To be able to contribute to this exciting enterprise and to make a difference in the lives of students and to the state of Wyoming is a tremendous opportunity. I look forward to bringing innovative approaches, a focus on performance and a sense of urgency to the academic component of SER."
Before his appointment in the SER, Roth served as dean of the now-defunct UW Graduate School from 2003-2009.