New Interim Dean of College of Science Ready to Take the Reins: Cody W. Edwards

By Eleanor Harrison Apr23,2024
Edwards Assumes Role as Interim Dean of College of Science

Cody W. Edwards, a highly experienced and dedicated academic leader, has been appointed as the interim dean of the College of Science. His new role will begin on July 1, with Interim Provost Kenneth Walsh expressing his confidence in Edwards’ ability to excel in this position.

Edwards has been serving as the senior associate dean for faculty and academic affairs in the College of Science for several years. During this time, he has made significant contributions to shaping academic policies and supporting faculty development. Prior to this role, he spent nearly eight years as the executive director of the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, working to strengthen the connection between education and research through collaborative projects.

The appointment of Edwards comes as Dean Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm transitions to a new role as the president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and vice chancellor for sustainability of the University System of Maryland. Walsh expressed his gratitude for Miralles-Wilhelm’s exceptional leadership during his tenure as dean, highlighting the growth in research, academic programs, student enrollment, and fundraising that the College of Science has experienced under his guidance.

With Edwards taking on this new leadership role, the College of Science is confident that it will continue its success and growth under his capable leadership. His wealth of experience and commitment to excellence will undoubtedly contribute to the college’s ongoing growth and success in research, education, and student support.

By Eleanor Harrison

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