GGC dean to step down after 2018-19 academic year
Dr. Thomas Mundie, dean of Georgia Gwinnett College’s School of Science and Technology (SST), has announced that he will step down from his post on May 30, 2019. He will continue to serve SST as a full time faculty member for an additional year before officially retiring from the University System of Georgia (USG).
Mundie became the charter dean of SST in 2006, developing the school’s faculty and its courses in the sciences, mathematics and information technology. Under his leadership, SST has obtained grants from a number of organizations including the National Science Foundation and the USG to foster undergraduate education in the sought-after fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); developed a STEM Education Innovations program to offer unprecedented opportunities for undergraduates to conduct research; and has grown to become the largest of the six schools on campus.
“Dr. Mundie’s tenure as SST’s charter dean will be remembered as a time of rapid growth and unsurpassed student success,” said GGC President Stas Preczewski. “He established a strong foundation of programming and opportunities which offer GGC students access to STEM-rich learning environments that facilitates students reaching their potential.”
Mundie brought with him 27 years of experience in research and higher education to GGC. He held research positions at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, D.C. and Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and served as professor of life science and biology program chair at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Details on the search process for the next dean will be forthcoming.