2000 - 2001
L. Ryan, Ph.D., currently holds the position of acting dean of the
School of Business. Dr. Ryan has been a part of the Incarnate Word
family since 1988 and has served as an associate professor of management,
lecturer in business and as the chair of the undergraduate business
studies department. He was appointed to the dean's position last
the wall frames from the old Katherine Ryan Center and Education
Building remain standing as of today. In its place a new two-story
building will be built and will house the School of Education and
the School of Business faculty and classrooms. The new building
is scheduled for completion next summer.
Papich was named as the school's new athletic director in July.
He has been with the university for the last six years, first coming
to UIW as an assistant volleyball coach. This fall, Papich is in
his sixth season as the head women's volleyball coach. His UIW career
highlights include winning the NAIA Southwest Regional Tournament
in 1997 and advancing to the national championship for the first
UIW Business Office located on the first floor of the Administration
Building got a complete make over this summer. The office space
now glows with its new white walls and blue trim to compliment the
spacious service desks that are now equipped with the latest technology.
time comes change and an overflow of traffic into the campus. To
help with the traffic issue, a new entrance was made at the intersection
of Burr Road and Broadway. The entrance now has a four-way traffic
light that also makes crossing for pedestrians and the UIW community
safer across Broadway.
a yearlong search, David Elizandro, Ph.D., was selected as the new
dean of the School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering. His
appointment became effective in July. Elizandro came to UIW from
Tennessee Technological University where he taught for the last
eight years in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.
LeMay Burr, Ph.D., was appointed to the position of dean of International
Programs and Initiatives in June. She has been with the university
for the last 13 years and most recently served as the dean of the
School of Business for the last two years. As dean, she will be
responsible for promoting a global perspective consistent with the
contemporary UIW educational mission, including globalization of
the curriculum and campus environment.
Dicianna, PhD., joined the Incarnate Word administrative team in
August as the vice president for Extended Academic Programs and
acting Provost. During the Oct. 12 Board of Trustees meeting, Dr.
Dicianna was named as UIW Provost.