FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Szwilski named interim dean of Marshall
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Effective Tuesday, Aug. 1, Dr. Tony B. Szwilski will begin serving as interim dean of Marshall University’s College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE).
Szwilski, who currently serves as Director of the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Science (CEGAS), replaces Dr. Betsy Dulin, who is returning to the practice of law at Bowles Rice McDavid Graff and Love LLP at its Charleston office.
“Dr. Szwilski will provide strong leadership within our CITE program and will continue the good work of Dr. Dulin,” Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp said. “As we expand our engineering programs at both our Huntington and South Charleston campuses, we need a seamless transition, which Tony will provide. His acceptance of this new role will enable us to maintain our commitment to growing Marshall’s engineering programs.”
Szwilski has a doctorate in Geomechanics from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, in addition to his Executive Master of Business Administration from Xavier University. His educational background includes academic positions at the University of Kentucky and University of Alberta. He has extensive experience with the mining industry and has been involved in several international projects and transportation research projects with the Nick. J. Rahall Transportation Institute. He is a registered professional engineer.
“I have total confidence in Dr. Szwilski and his leadership as interim,” said Dulin, who has been at Marshall since 1998. “He’s been an excellent member of our faculty and brings a great deal of firsthand experience to our CITE program.”
CITE’s degree programs include BS in Computer Science, BS in Engineering, MS in Engineering, MS in Information Systems, BS and MS in Safety, MS in Technology Management, and MS in Environmental Science. The Division of Engineering and Computer Science within CITE recently received a $2.5 million contribution from Art and Joan Weisberg to expand the program and create new opportunities for incoming freshmen who wish to study engineering at Marshall University.
Dr. Sarah Denman, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, adds that “Dr. Szwilski has the experience, leadership and vision to lead the college in the coming year. He will provide the leadership needed to progress in all the undergraduate and graduate areas of CITE. We are indeed fortunate to have him accept this position.”
Szwilski may be reached at (304) 696-5457.