NEW ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, DEAN ASSUME
President Merrill J. Bateman has announced the appointments of Kelly C. McDonald as assistant technology vice president and Earl M. Woolley as dean of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. McDonald, who will continue in his current position as executive director of Information Technology Services, will report to Eric Denna, information technology vice president and chief information officer. McDonald has served in technology positions at the university for the past 25 years. In September 1998 he was appointed executive director of Information Technology Services, a new organization composed of the former offices of Media Services, Telecommunications Services, and University Computing Services. He also served as executive director of University Computing Services from 1990 to 1998. Much of the growth in network computing and data communications at BYU occurred during his tenure. He also supervised the development of information technology systems and applications for a variety of university services. McDonald holds a BS degree in electronics engineering technology and an MS degree in computer science, both from BYU. He teaches courses in data networking and communications for the Computer Science Department.
Woolley, a professor of chemistry, replaces former dean Bill R. Hays, who has returned to full-time teaching and research in the Computer Science Department. After receiving BS and PhD degrees in chemistry from BYU, Woolley completed a National Research Council of Canada post- doctoral research fellowship at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, where he studied the thermodynamics of solutions and intermolecular bonding.
He joined the BYU Department of Chemistry in 1970 and served as chair of that department from 1989 to 1995. He has also completed research at the University of Lethbridge, the U.S. Department of Energy's Bartlesville Energy Technology Center, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Woolley has published more than 60 papers on solution thermodynamics and has made more than 40 research presentations. He has been an officer or board member of the national Calorimetry Conference for 11 of the past 20 years.