June 1, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 17



Science and Mathematics to Welcome New Interim Dean

Former CSU Bakersfield Provost and Vice President Looks Forward to Experience

Fred Dorer, former provost and vice president for academic affairs at CSU Bakersfield, has been appointed to serve as interim dean of Cal State Northridge's College of Science and Mathematics beginning July 1.

"This will be a new and exciting challenge for me," said Dorer. "Although my tenure as a member of CSUN's academic administration will be relatively brief, I anticipate that working with faculty and staff in the College of Science and Mathematics, and with the university's administration, will be a productive and enjoyable experience. I am looking forward to this year."

Dorer will succeed Dean Ed Carroll, who will step down at the end of June to pursue teaching and research.

In announcing the appointment, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Linda Bain said the college will conduct a search for a permanent dean during 2004/05.

A fourth generation Californian whose great grandfather arrived during the Gold Rush, the former Marine held his CSU Bakersfield post from 1984 to 1999, after which he accepted that institution's honored post of emeritus provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Dorer's retirement from full-time employment was quickly followed by his appointment as staff associate/adjunct associate director for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting commission for senior colleges and universities. During his 20022004 WASC assignment, Dorer focused on facilitating regional accreditation reviews.

Earlier in his career, Dorer worked with Shell Oil as a research chemist. Turning to education, he joined Cal State Fullerton's faculty, then spent a year in Washington D.C. with the National Science Foundation. He returned to the CSU as chair of San Francisco State's chemistry department, after which he accepted posts as Sonoma State's dean of natural sciences, professor of chemistry and finally vice president for academic affairs.

A graduate of Cal State Long Beach with a B.S. degree in chemistry, Dorer earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Washington.


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