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Steven Angle Named Provost of Wright State University

UCR Dean of College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Named Provost of Wright State University

Steven Angle’s appointment begins March 15, 2007

(December 4, 2006)

Steven R. Angle, dean of UCR's College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.Enlarge

Steven R. Angle, dean of UCR's College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Steven R. Angle, dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) at UC Riverside, has accepted the position of provost at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. He will assume his new duties on March 15, 2007.

As Wright State University’s chief academic officer, Angle will oversee all academic units as well as the Offices of Business and Finance, Advancement, Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Curriculum and Instruction, Research, Affirmative Action, and International Education.

Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University is a publicly supported research university serving nearly 17,000 students. It offers 100 undergraduate and 50 graduate, doctoral and professional programs.

“I am excited about taking on the challenges at Wright State,” Angle said. “But I have been proud to work alongside superb faculty and top-notch staff in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and look forward to great things from UCR in the future.”

The dean of CNAS since July 2001, Angle served as interim dean since July 2000, and an associate dean for physical and mathematical sciences in the college from 1997 to 2000. He joined the faculty of the college as an assistant professor of chemistry in 1986 and became a full professor in 1994.

“Dean Angle has led a large and complex college through a time of tremendous growth,” UCR Chancellor France Córdova said. “He has been fair-handed in dealing with extraordinary budget pressures, decisive in meeting both opportunities and challenges, and passionate in advocating for the college's students, faculty, and programs. We wish him much success in his new venture.”

During his years as an administrator with CNAS, Angle spearheaded unprecedented building growth for the college, including the construction of the Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Science Laboratory Buildings; funding of the Materials Science and Genomics Buildings; and funding of the renovations of Boyce, Webber, and Batchelor Halls and the Geology Building.

During his deanship, Angle also brought greater visibility for the Agricultural Experiment Station and initiated the year-long celebration of the AES-Citrus Experiment Station’s centennial year, in 2006-07.

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 was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1999 and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 1993, 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 Academic Senate Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1991.

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences enrolls 4,132 undergraduate and 743 graduate students, working in 23 disciplines in 13 departments. In fiscal year 2006, CNAS researchers garnered $52.7 million in grants and contracts.

Internationally renowned for its research in pest and disease sciences, environmental sciences, conservation biology, genome biology, and materials science and nanotechnology, the college attracts some of the top faculty, students and administrators in the nation.

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