College of Design appoints permanent, interim department chairs|
AMES, Iowa — Following approval of the College of Design's reorganization plan by the state Board of Regents in April and subsequent approval of a revised internal governance document by the college faculty in May, the College of Design now encompasses seven academic departments: architecture, community and regional planning, graphic design, industrial design, integrated studio arts, interior design and landscape architecture.
Effective July 1, faculty members who served as interim directors of these programs for the past two years are continuing as department chairs—some with permanent appointments, some in interim positions until searches and selection processes can be completed.
Lee Cagley, professor and interim director of interior design, is now the chair of the interior design department, and David Ringholz, associate professor and interim director of industrial design, is the chair of the industrial design department. Each has been appointed for a renewable five-year term.
Douglas M. Johnston, professor of landscape architecture and community and regional planning and chair of each department prior to the reorganization, continues to serve as interim chair of these departments. When classes resume in the fall, faculty in each department will be asked to provide input on Johnston's leadership for a renewable five-year appointment.
Gregory Palermo, professor and interim director of architecture, will serve as interim chair of the architecture department, and Debra Satterfield, associate professor and interim director of graphic design, will serve as interim chair of the graphic design department until national searches are completed and permanent chairs are appointed.
Ingrid Lilligren, professor and interim director of integrated studio arts, will continue as interim chair of the integrated studio arts department until departmental faculty can complete an internal selection process.
Those in interim positions may apply and be considered for permanent appointments.
"I have been extremely fortunate to work with this talented group of directors throughout the reorganization process," said College of Design Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez. "I deeply appreciate their dedication and ongoing commitment to serve the college during this transition to a new structure."