University of Louisville Magazine

SUM 2018

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13 SUMMER 2018 JOSEPH HAN Chief Operating Officer Uof L's new COO most recently served as VP of Operations at Central Washington University before being appointed to his current position in March. As COO, Han is responsible for about 700 employees in depart- ments such as finance, information technology, public safety, business services, facilities management and performance improve- ment and business analytics. He already has implemented a weekly newsletter, a climate survey among the operations units and a customer satisfaction survey for other departments on campus. He will use these results to develop a five-year action plan alongside a best practices analysis facilitated by the leadership team. Han considers himself to be in the transformation business. As he describes his leadership style, it's easy to understand why. "The solution to most organizational challenges is getting folks to do what they love and align them to both their passion and to the institution at the same time," Han said. "You've got magic when that happens." COLIN CRAWFORD Dean of Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Colin Crawford began his tenure as the Brandeis School of Law's 24th dean in January. He brings a distinct international per- spective to Brandeis Law; he speaks three languages and has lectured and taught in several countries, including Brazil, China, Colombia and Spain. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Crawford is a self-described academic entrepreneur with scholarly interests in environmental, urban development and land-use issues. He came from Tulane Uni- versity, where he was a law professor and director of an international development center for undergraduate and graduate students. Before Tulane, Dean Crawford was a tenured member of the faculty at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, where he founded and co-directed the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, which has developed new models for field- based education in comparative environmental and land use law. "The strong commitment to working in the community I think is really important in a state school, especially," he said. "My best teaching experiences actually have been at state schools, so I like that mission very much." EMMANUEL COLLINS Dean of J.B. Speed School of Engineering Emmanuel Collins will be the next dean of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, effective July 1, pending a tenure vote by the Speed faculty and approval of the Board of Trustees. Collins was the John H. Seely Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechan- ical Engineering, College of Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University (FAMU-FSU). He is also founder and director of that institution's Center for Intelligent Systems, Control and Robotics. During his 23 years at FAMU-FSU, Collins was an engaged faculty member and administrator. Prior to his current positions, he served in roles that included engineering professor, associate chair of graduate studies and college director of graduate student recruit- ment, a role focused on the matriculation and retention of STEM graduate students from underrepresented groups. "I am truly excited at the opportunity to join the Cardinal family and help provide leadership to the Speed School of Engineering," said Collins. "I look forward to harnessing the ideas and insights of the faculty, staff and alumni to set and achieve high goals that advance our graduate and undergraduate programs." PART OF THE FAMILY UofL welcomes new administrators to campus

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