P. Barry Butler, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and executive vice president and provost of the University of Iowa, has been named president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.
He will assume his new position March 13, 2017.
"Our loss is clearly Embry-Riddle’s gain," Bruce Harreld, University of Iowa president said. "Barry has been a central member of our university for decades and his service has impacted tens of thousands students, faculty, and staff. Speaking personally, I will miss his counsel, wisdom, and friendship. He and his wife, Audrey, are an exemplar of university citizenship."
"The College of Engineering and I congratulate Barry on this exceptional next step in his career, and wishing both Audrey and him much success in the future," Alec Scranton, Engineering dean, added. "They have been great colleagues and friends for many years. We will miss them both."
"Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an outstanding university with an excellent reputation in the field of engineering, especially aviation and aerospace. Their emphasis on excellence and innovation, as well as their specialized areas of research and education, are aligned with Barry Butler's values and leadership. I can see why he is a perfect fit."
Butler was appointed provost of the university in May of 2011, after serving as interim provost since October of 2010. Prior to his appointment, Butler was dean of the UI College of Engineering since 2000.
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University is a non-profit independent institution offering associate, bachelor, master's, and PhD degree programs in Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering, and Security & Intelligence. Called "the Harvard of the sky," it is the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, and has campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona, and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies.
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