Two Women Among the Three Finalists for Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado

coloradouniversityThe provost at the University of Colorado at Boulder has announced three finalists for the position of vice chancellor for research. The candidates will all visit campus by May 21 for interviews and public forums. Two of the three candidates are women.

fiez_photo_3Terri Fiez is director of strategic initiatives and a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. She previously served as dean of the school. Professor Fiez holds three U.S. patents. Dr. Fiez holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Oregon State University.

rankin_photoPatricia Rankin is associate vice chancellor for research and a professor of physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She joined the faculty at the university in 1998, received tenure in 1995, and was promoted to full professor in 2010. Professor Rankin has served as associate dean for natural sciences and as faculty director in the Office of Faculty Affairs at the university. Dr. Rankin holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in physics from Imperial College London.

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