Interim dean of engineering appointed

Arthur Heidebrecht has been appointed interim dean of engineering.

Heidebrecht, who served as dean of engineering from 1981 to 1989 and provost from  1989 to 1994, will take over the position August 1. He will serve until June 30, 2013, or  until a new dean is appointed.

Heidebrecht has remained an active member of the McMaster community since his  retirement in 1997. He has served as executive director of the McMaster-Mohawk  Bachelor of Technology Partnership and has chaired the Task Force on Sustainability in  Engineering Education.