ECE professor Kelly Simmons-Potter has been named as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Engineering.
Simmons-Potter joined the College of Engineering faculty 20 years ago, leaving a prominent role at Sandia National Laboratories.
“I recognized the impact I could have by sharing the fun of science and engineering exploration with students while engaging in cutting-edge research with the exceptional faculty and students in the University of Arizona College of Engineering,” said Simmons-Potter, who is also a professor of optical sciences and materials science and engineering.
After two decades of academic success and outreach activities, Simmons-Potter has taken on the position of associate dean of academic affairs for the college. She began Nov. 13.
“I am confident Kelly will bring strong leadership to academic affairs at an exciting time,” said David W. Hahn, the Craig M. Berge Dean. “Her perspective will help us achieve all our strategic goals – to become not only larger and more renowned, but she is highly aligned with our commitment to broadening access to education and creating a welcoming and diverse community of learners.”