Three Candidates for Dean of Graduate School Visit Colorado State University (Number 4)

The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for dean of the Graduate School at Colorado State University and ask questions and discuss topics of interest at an open forum.

An open forum for John Gold, professor of genetics and wildlife and fisheries sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, will be 3-5 p.m. June 28 in Room 224-226 Lory Student Center.

Gold received his doctorate in genetics from the University of California-Davis in 1973.

He developed the Intercollegiate Program in Genetics at Texas A&M with the cooperation of 16 departments and helped establish a precedent for interdisciplinary graduate programs (6) at Texas A&M. He was program director for the Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation in 1996 and 1997.

Since 1996, he has been or currently is a member of six National Science Foundation advisory panels including the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program, Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biosciences (Division of Biological Infrastructure), and Minority Postdoctoral Fellowships (Division of Biological Infrastructure). He is the only person at Texas A&M to have received all four university-level awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

An open forum for the fourth and final candidate, James Fry, will run 3-5 p.m. July 1 in Room 224-226 Lory Student Center. Fry is vice president for Graduate Studies, Research and Economic Development and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Toledo.

Interviews and forums were held this week for Wayne Powell, dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University, and Robin Fisher, associate dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Full curricula vitae for the candidates may be obtained by contacting Georgeann Venis at 491-6974 or