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Release: Dec. 15, 1999

UI names Anthony Hines new College of Engineering dean

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa has named Anthony Hines dean of the College of Engineering, effective Dec. 27.

Hines has been group vice president of Engineering, Product Development, and Manufacturing Operations for Navistar International Transportation Corporation since 1999. Before that, he was vice president of manufacturing from 1997-98 at Navistar; senior vice president from 1995-97 at Honda of America, Mfg., Inc.; and vice president from 1992-95 at Honda. Previously, he served as dean of the College of Engineering and Lloyd and Margaret Ketcham Professor from 1987-92 at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Hines served as a member of the ASEE Corporate Roundtable from 1994-97 and was director of the National Association of Manufacturers from 1996-97. Since 1995, he has served as chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and as a member of the Industrial Advisory Board of the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering. He has published approximately 100 professional articles and co-written or edited several books and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

University of Iowa Provost Jon Whitmore said that the selection of Hines means the university will continue to strengthen the already outstanding faculty and student body at the College of Engineering.

"Dean Hines brings a deep and unique combination of skills and experiences to Iowa. He has not only been a successful dean and faculty member, he has inside experience in corporate America which will allow him to lead the academic and research enterprises of the College of Engineering with a keen eye toward preparing our students for leadership roles in the real world," Whitmore said.

Hines said that he is pleased to accept the leadership position of the College of Engineering.

"I believe the college has an exceptional faculty and staff and an outstanding student body. I look forward to working with the faculty in helping the college to become even better recognized than it already is," Hines said. "I'm delighted to join the College of Engineering."

Hines earned his bachelor's degree in 1967 from the University of Oklahoma, his master's degree in 1972 from Oklahoma State University, and his doctorate in 1973 from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a process design engineer for Warren Petroleum Corp., Tulsa Okla. From 1968-69 and a senior associate chemical engineer at IBM, Austin, Tex. from 1969-73 before serving as an instructor in the mechanical engineering department at the University of Texas at Austin in 1972-73. He was an assistant professor in the chemical engineering department at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1973-75.

He was an assistant professor in the chemical engineering department at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1973-75.

He was assistant professor from 1975-77 and associate professor from 1977-80 in the chemical engineering department at the Colorado School of Mines. He served as professor and head of chemical engineering and co-director of the division of mineral engineering at the University of Wyoming from 1980-83. He was professor of chemical engineering and associate dean for engineering research at Oklahoma State University from 1983-87 and engineering dean at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1987-92.

His professional activities include membership in the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Adsorption Society, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and various engineering honor societies. He is also a registered professional engineer.

His research interests include diffusion and macroscopic mass transfer. He has served as a consultant to various corporations, including Phillips Petroleum, the Solar Energy Research Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Hines' selection follows a yearlong search by a committee chaired by Jerry Schnoor, professor of civil and environmental engineering and a member of the Engineering Faculty Council, the college's elected faculty governance organization.

The College of Engineering has a student body of 1,103 undergraduates, consistently averaging above the 90th percentile in ACT scores among all college freshmen and ranking first, as a group, at the UI.

Hines succeeds Richard K. Miller, who served as dean for five years and resigned to become president of Franklin W. Olin College, a new engineering college to be located in Needham, Mass. P. Barry Butler, professor of mechanical engineering, will continue to serve as acting dean until Hines assumes the office of dean.