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Professor John B. Vander Sande, associate dean of the School of Engineering, has agreed to serve as acting dean until a new dean is appointed. The interim appointment, effective June 19, was announced by Provost Joel Moses, the former dean.
"As associate dean, John has overseen most of the School of Engineering's activities in education. In addition, because the Dean's Office has worked as a team, he is intimately familiar with all of the issues facing the School. I am certain he will do an outstanding job in this new capacity," Professor Moses said.
Dr. Vander Sande is the Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor and a faculty member in materials science and engineering. A specialist in the structure of materials, he has taken a particular interest in high-temperature superconducting oxides. He has also been deeply involved with the ongoing evolution of engineering education at MIT.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 21, 1995.