Dean Thomas N. Farris announced that Prof. Wade Trappe will assume the role of Associate Dean for Academic Programs. Prof. Trappe will fill the position previously held by Henrik Pederson who has become the Interim Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
In undertaking his role as associate dean for academic programs, Dr. Trappe will partner with Dean Farris and senior leadership to advance overarching strategic direction, especially in graduate and international education and high-level programmatic direction that prioritizes SoE initiatives among academic departments. Dr. Trappe will, additionally, provide leadership, support, and mentoring for the school's assessment and accreditation activities (ABET) and provide oversight of master's student recruitment, education, retention, and outcomes activities.
In working to strengthen organizational effectiveness, Dr. Trappe will forge strong working relationships with programmatic and administrative leaders, including SGS, Rutgers Global, Career Exploration and Success, and the New Brunswick Chancellor-Provost's Office to ensure our academic programs are clearly represented.