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Steven R. Angle appointed dean in UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences


Steven R. Angle appointed dean in UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

(May 23, 2001)

Steven R. Angle, professor of chemistry and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has been appointed dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.
A researcher with interests in anti-cancer compounds and chemotherapy agents, Angle has served as interim dean in the college since July 2000. His permanent appointment, pending approval by the UC Board of Regents, will begin July 1. He will earn an annual salary of $170,000.

As dean, he will oversee the expansion of the college in areas such as materials science, mammalian based biology, nanotechnology, genomics research and environmental science. He will also serve as an associate director of the University of California Agricultural Experiment Station, heading up the Riverside branch, which conducts basic and applied research on agricultural and natural resource protection issues affecting California.


"We are delighted that Steve will continue to provide leadership for the college on a permanent basis," said Chancellor Raymond L. Orbach. "He has distinguished himself as an exceptional teacher and researcher and he will be a strong advocate for important new initiatives, such as our center in genomics research."

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences enrolls about 3,700 students in 13 academic departments, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in 39 disciplines.

"It is an honor to be asked to lead this dynamic and growing college," Angle said. "My hope is to work with other deans here at UCR to attract first class students and faculty, to improve the academic facilities available to us, and to make new scientific discoveries that benefit the public. "

Angle, elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1999, joined the UCR faculty in 1986 as an assistant professor of chemistry. He became a full professor in 1994 and served as associate dean for physical and mathematical sciences in the college from 1997 to 2000.

He was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow from 1993 through 1997, an award that allowed him to advance his research on cancer-treating chemotherapy agents and the design of new anti-cancer compounds. He received UCR's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1991.

Angle received his bachelor's degree in chemistry at UC Irvine in 1978, his master's degree in chemistry at UCLA in 1981 and his Ph.D. in chemistry at UC Irvine in 1984.

He received UCR's Academic Senate Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1991. He is currently directing nine Ph.D. students.

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