Four Candidates for Top Research Post to Visit Colorado State

Four candidates under consideration for Colorado State University’s next vice president for Research will begin visiting campus next week. The Office of the Vice President for Research is charged with marshaling the university’s research and scholarship, coordinating the development of research facilities and advocating for collaboration of research and scholarship on a universitywide level.

An open forum has been scheduled for each candidate to meet with the university community during their campus visit. Each candidate will make a brief presentation on his experience and philosophies on leading a research enterprise. The talks will be followed by question and answer sessions.

The candidates for the vice president of Research position are:

-James Weyhenmeyer, associate vice president for Technology and Economic Development, University of Illinois System. Weyhenmeyer’s open forum will be 9-10 a.m. June 7 in Room 108, Natural Resources Building.

-David Engelke, assistant dean, Research and Graduate Studies and director of the Program in Biomedical Sciences, University of Michigan. Engelke’s open forum will be 9-10 a.m. June 9 in Room 108, Natural Resources Building.

-Steven Angle, dean, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and director of Agricultural and Natural Resources Program, University of California-Riverside. Angle’s open forum will be 11-noon June 21 in Room 133, Wagar Building.

-Bill Farland, chief scientist to the Science Advisor, Office of the Science Advisor; and acting deputy assistant administrator for Science, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Farland’s open forum will be 9-10 a.m. June 27 in Room 133, Wagar Building.

Complete visit schedules and curriculum vitas for each candidate, as well as a job description for the vice president of Research, can be found on the Web at