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UW hires dean for engineering college

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A new permanent dean has been found for the University of Wyoming's College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Michael Pishko is currently the director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing at Texas A&M.

He will take over as dean March 1.

UW describes Pishko as an accomplished chemical engineer and experienced administrator.

UW President Dick McGinity headed the search committee for the engineering deanship.

McGinity says Pishko is the right person to lead the College of Engineering and Applied Science in capitalizing on opportunities that will have a significant, positive impact on Wyoming's economy.

Pishko also has worked extensively with private industry and himself holds numerous patents in the field of biomedical engineering.

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