Provost Steven W. McLaughlin has convened a search committee tasked with selecting the new dean for the College of Design, following the departure of Dean Steve French. The search will be chaired by Kaye Husbands Fealing, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

Michael Toney, director of Academic Administration, will serve as administrative lead for the search. Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected as the search firm. 


Nominations and Applications

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Interested candidates should confidentially submit in electronic format (Adobe PDF files preferred)—a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to

For fullest consideration, materials should be received as soon as possible and preferably by May 31.

Campus Engagement Opportunity

On April 8, our search partners from Russell Reynolds Associates led three opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to learn about the search process and timeline, and to provide feedback on the characteristics of ideal candidates. Please attend the appropriate session for your classification.

Read the Position Specification

Search Committee

Kaye Husbands Fealing (Chair) – Dean of Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Ivan Allen Jr. Chair
Mark Cottle – Associate Professor of Architecture
Susanna Greiner – Undergraduate Student, Architecture
Alan Harrison – College Administrative Officer, College of Design
Javier Irizarry – Associate Professor of Building Construction
Lisa Marks – Assistant Professor of Industrial Design
Chris Moore – Director of Undergraduate Programs, Music; Director of Athletic Bands
Dan Nemec – Associate Director, Capital Planning and Space Management
Catherine Ross – Harry West Professor of City & Regional Planning
Susan Sanders – Director of Development, College of Design
Lauren Stewart – Williams Family Early Career Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Akash Talyan – Graduate Student, Industrial Design
David Bamburowski (ex-officio) – Director of Academic & Research Faculty Affairs
Mary Thomas (ex-officio, search support) – Program Manager Senior, Office of the Provost
Michael Toney (ex-officio, administrative lead) – Director of Academic Administration, Office of the Provost