Bertoline preparing to take over as CoT dean July 1
Gary R. Bertoline has been appointed dean of the Purdue College of Technology. The appointment, ratified by the university's Board of Trustees May 17, is effective July 1.
Bertoline, who has been at Purdue since 1990, is associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Technology, distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology, professor of computer and information technology, and executive director of the Center for Professional Studies and Applied Research (ProSTAR).
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to serve the college as its dean,” Bertoline said. “I look forward to working with faculty, staff and alumni to help lead the nation in the definition and preparation of the 21st century technologist.”
Since the announcement May 9, Bertoline has been working with Dean Dennis Depew to ensure a smooth transition.
“There are a few key hires that will be announced soon that I have been able to have input on,” he said. “There will be other announcements as the summer progresses as a result of the transition.”
Bertoline will replace Depew, who is returning to the faculty after serving as dean for the last nine years.
“I truly want to thank Dean Depew for his leadership and years of service. When I start my administration July 1, I’ll be building off of a great foundation created by him and the college’s previous deans,” Bertoline said. “Just as Dean Depew talked about ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ during his tenure, he will now become another giant who has raised us all up as we look to the future.”
Read the official Purdue news release.
Download Bertoline's Vision for the College of Technology. (This document and the ideas presented in it will be discussed by faculty, staff and alumni over the next few months. It provides a "general sense and understanding" of what Bertoline sees as high priorities for the next few years.)