Image: (l to r) Professors Matt Francis, Dave Wemmer, and Richmond Sarpong
Dean Douglas Clark recently announced changes in the College of Chemistry leadership. Professor Matt Francis will serve as Department Chair in Chemistry effective July 1, 2018. Francis has most recently served as the College of Chemistry Executive Associate Dean, functioning as the chief operations officer, and previously as vice-chair of the Synthetic Graduate Program in the Chemistry Department.
Professor Dave Wemmer will be stepping down after four years of exemplary service as Chemistry Chair. Under Wemmer's steady leadership, the Department has hired exceptional assistant professors, successfully retained faculty, and worked collaboratively with colleagues and administrators to maintain the department's reputation as the top graduate program in the country, if not the world.
Clark also announced that Professor Richmond Sarpong will step into the role of executive associate dean in the College of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2018. Sarpong currently serves as vice-chair of the Synthetic Graduate Program in the Chemistry Department. As executive associate dean, he will oversee the internal operations and infrastructure of the College and will also serve as director of Research Facilities.