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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jul 7, 2008    #073
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green
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Kevin Truman Named Dean of UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Provost Gail Hackett has named Kevin Z. Truman, Ph.D., as Dean of the School of Computing and Engineering.

Truman, who begins August 1, 2008, has spent 28 years teaching and doing research at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He also served as consultant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, GEI Consulting, Inc., and Washington University Technology Associates.

Since 2006, Truman has served as Dean of the University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program, and as the Albert P. and Blanche Y. Greensfelder Professor of Engineering at Washington University.

Truman is the author of numerous journal articles, reports and reviewed conference papers. He has an extensive record of service to academic institutions and to professional organizations.

“We’re very fortunate to find someone with Dr. Truman’s range of experience,” said Guy Bailey, UMKC Chancellor. “All those who are part of the local engineering and computer science fields are pleased with this addition to the community.”

Greenwood/Asher and Associates, Inc., assisted UMKC in the search for the new dean.

Education:

Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, Aug. 1985 University of Missouri - Rolla, Rolla, MO

Master of Science, Civil Engineering - Structures, May 1981 Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, May 1979 (3-2 Program) Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, May 1979 (3-2 Program) Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

Bachelor of Arts, Physics, May 1979 (3-2 Program) Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,400 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Celebrating 75 years, UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban engagement.

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