Missouri S&T alumnus David Borrok, Ph.D., has accepted the position of vice president and dean of his alma mater’s College of Engineering and Computing, effective February 1.
Borrok has been in this role on an interim basis since August 2022, but he is now ready to begin work on a permanent basis.
Colin Potts, Ph.D., President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at S&T, said: “He is a strategic and responsible leader, trusted by deans and faculty. He is not afraid to make challenging decisions, plans for the long-term future and He has been invaluable in helping to revitalize the X-related degree offering.”
Borrok previously served as Associate Dean of Research at the university. He also served as Chairman of S&T’s Geosciences and Geology and Petroleum Engineering Division and was a professor at the Gulf Petroleum Foundation.
Prior to joining Missouri’s S&T faculty in 2017, he was the founding director and professor of the Geosciences Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He also served as Interim Director of the University’s Institute for Coastal Ecology and Water Studies.
In addition to his educational background, Bolloch spent six years in the private sector, working in mineral exploration in the United States, Europe and South America, before serving as site manager and project scientist for Black and Beach in Kansas City, Missouri.
“My vision for the university is growth and expanding our influence,” says Borrok. “We hope to expand the size of the university and leverage our passion for solving social problems through research to make a real impact on the world around us.As an alumni of Missouri S&T, I feel a special connection to this university and our mission.”
Bollok’s college-level educational journey began at Missouri S&T, graduating in 1995 with a BS in Geology and Geophysics. She then received her master’s and doctorate in geology from the University of Michigan. She holds a PhD in Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include water resources and aqueous and organic geochemistry.
For more information on Missouri S&T’s College of Engineering and Computing, visit cec.mst.edu.
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