UNL looks to University of Oregon for new head of College of Architecture | national news

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced a new head of its College of Architecture on Monday.

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, currently assistant dean for research in the College of Design at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Environment, will become dean of the college on Jan. 5, UNL said in a statement. Press release.

He will replace Katherine Ankerson, who moved from the College of Architecture to the Chancellor’s Office earlier this year after being named Executive Vice-Chancellor.

Ankerson called Van Den Wymelenberg “an accomplished educator and leader” with an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to innovation.

“He brings the experience and expertise to lead the college into the future while building on its culture and traditions,” Ankerson said.

“Not only is Kevin an accomplished educator and leader, but he brings an understanding of how the hands-on learning that takes place in the studio can inform relevant research which, in turn, further informs transformative teaching in the classroom. class,” Ankerson added.

Van Den Wymelenberg is used to running research laboratories, centers and institutes that integrate professors, administrators, researchers and students from different university departments.

He founded the Institute for Health in the Built Environment and directs the Biology and the Built Environment Center and the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory at the University of Oregon.

His research on indoor environmental quality has secured over $40 million in funding from multiple agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Energy, and US Department of Agriculture since 2004.

Prior to his stay in Eugene, Oregon, Van Den Wymelenberg was a professor at the University of Idaho in Boise.

“I am incredibly impressed by the culture and community of this diverse and talented group of scholars, thinkers, planners and decision makers,” said Van Den Wymelenberg.

Van Den Wymelenberg will receive a base salary of $230,000.

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