Dr. Rick Holz, dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will leave Marquette University at the end of the spring 2019 semester to become the next provost at Colorado School of Mines, Acting Provost Kimo Ah Yun announced today.
Holz will continue in his role as dean through the spring semester; he will begin at the Golden, Colorado-based university this summer. Marquette will name an interim dean by the end of the semester.
“We truly appreciate Rick’s leadership as dean of Marquette’s flagship college and his service to the university,” Acting Provost Ah Yun said. “We wish him well in this new opportunity.”
“This is a bittersweet moment,” Holz said. “I really love Marquette, but I’m excited for this new opportunity and challenge in my career.”
Holz joined Marquette in 2013. Among his noteworthy accomplishments, Holz oversaw the opening of the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense. Additionally, he served on the Beyond Boundaries strategic plan implementation steering committee, as well as numerous executive searches, including for the provost, chief financial officer and dean of the Graduate School.
Holz has a bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University, a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota–Duluth and a doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University, all in chemistry. He was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Minnesota from 1989–1992 and a faculty member at Utah State University from 1992–2006.
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