Three Candidates for Dean of Graduate School Visit Colorado State University (Number 5)

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

During his 30 years as a faculty member at the University of Toledo, Fry helped establish a doctoral program in chemistry and was associate chairman and chairman of the department of chemistry from 1984-94. In addition to his active research in organic chemistry, he has taught chemistry classes to students from first-year to graduate levels. He was appointed special assistant to the president of the University of Toledo in January.

Fry received his doctorate in organic chemistry in 1967 from Michigan State University and was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow for two years at Princeton University. He was visiting scholar to the Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc in France from 1982-83.

He is a member of several boards and committees, including the Ohio Board of Regents, Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Council of Graduate Schools and Ohio Aerospace Institute.

Interviews and forums were held in June for Wayne Powell, dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University; Robin Fisher, associate dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California-Los Angeles; and John Gold, professor of genetics and wildlife and fisheries sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.

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

Comments on the four finalists for dean of the Graduate School are welcome by 4 p.m. July 6 and may be sent to John Raich, chairman of the Search Committee, College of Natural Sciences, 117 Statistics Building; e-mail at; or by fax at 491-6639.