Tech names new VP

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New Mexico Tech President Dan Lopez announced Wednesday that Warren Ostergren has been selected as the new vice president for academic affairs.

Ostergren

Ostergren is a professor and chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Tech. He was selected after a national search created a pool of 25 applicants and four finalists.

“In the end, Dr. Warren Ostergren was selected for this position because he presented the best mix of appropriate education, skills and experience,” Dr. Lopez said. “Specifically, he has proved to have a unique talent for dealing with difficult problems and constraints and how to manage growth in a constrained fiscal environment.”

Ostergren joined the New Mexico Tech faculty as an adjunct professor in 2003 and became an associate professor in 2004. He has been the department chair since 2009 and also serves as an adjunct in the Management Department.

He will take over the new position, recently vacated by Peter Gerrity, effective July 1.