UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry T. Yang announced the appointment of Materials Professor Tresa Pollock as the interim Dean of the College of Engineering. Her appointment, which follows the retirement of Dr. Rod Alferness, which will become effective today, September 21, after ten years of extraordinary service and leadership. The appointment of Dr. Pollock, ALCOA Distinguished Professor of Materials, was made after consultation among Yang, COE faculty, the Academic Senate Chair, the Executive Vice Chancellor, and administrative colleagues.
“We are grateful for Professor Pollock's dedication and willingness to assume the responsibilities of this important leadership position,” said Chancellor Yang. “I look forward to making an announcement in the very near future regarding the formation of a search advisory committee for our next Dean of Engineering. Please join us in extending our sincere thanks and best wishes to Dean Alferness and in welcoming Professor Pollock as Interim Dean." read more