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Blinn names Dr. Robert Brick interim dean for Division of Science, Engineering & Mathematics

August 15, 2014

Dr. Robert Brick has been named interim dean for the Division of Science, Engineering & Mathematics, Blinn College has announced.

Brick first came to Blinn as a part-time instructor in 1991-92, teaching General Biology I and II. In 1995, he was named chairman of the Division of Natural Sciences, managing 70 faculty members in the Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics departments.

Brick served as division chair until 2009, when he was named the College’s vice president of the Division of Applied Sciences and Workforce Education. In that role, Brick oversaw all the College’s technical education programs, including Allied Health, Business, Information Technology and Public Service, as well as the College’s workforce and job training programs. He helped develop the Therapeutics Manufacturing program and moved five Allied Health programs to the Texas A&M Health Science Center, where the Health Science Division is now based.

A member of the Texas Community College Teachers Association and the World Aquaculture Society, Brick earned his Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and his Master of Science and Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Hawaii.

Dr. John Beaver, who was previously named interim dean for the Division of Science, Engineering & Mathematics, will resume his duties as dean of educational partnerships.

Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 18,413 students, Blinn ranks among the nation’s leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for its affordable educational excellence.

As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is currently implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled, “Destination Success: First-Year Focus,” which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.

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