Michelle Baker Accepts Position as Dean of Science

By Mary-Ann Muffoletto | August 4, 2022
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Dean Michelle Baker

“It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Michelle Baker has accepted the offer to become the next Dean of the College of Science,” said USU Provost Larry Smith. “She will use her outstanding leadership talent to lead the college to an exciting future aligned with the critically important land-grant mission of this university and its R1 stature.”

Baker said she is “excited to continue” in her role at the college’s helm.

“Our college is well-positioned to become a research-centric academic leader, with strengths in data science and machine learning, tectonics and geologic hazards, space weather, human health, global change and sustainability, and more,” she says. “I look forward to continuing to support and promote this work that is critical to our state and nation.”

The College of Science includes the academic departments of Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics.

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