Dr. David E. Daniel, professor of civil engineering and dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will visit The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) on Jan. 19 and 20 to tour the campus and meet with faculty and staff members, students, community leaders and representatives of the news media.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents earlier this month named Daniel a finalist for the presidency of UTD. The other finalist is Dr. Thomas J. Barton, professor of chemistry at Iowa State University and director of the Ames National Laboratory.
UTD President Dr. Franklyn Jenifer is retiring after more than 10 years as head of the university.
On Thursday, Jan. 20, from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m., Daniel will appear at an open forum in the auditorium of the School of Management building to deliver some remarks and answer questions before members of the faculty, students, alumni, members of the community and the news media. He will be introduced by President Jenifer.
Following the open forum, from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m., there will be an opportunity for members of the media to meet with Daniel and ask the finalist questions. That session also will be held in the auditorium of the School of Management building, which is located at the southeast corner of Drive A and University Parkway.
Barton already has visited the university and met with various groups and the media. For additional information, please contact the UTD Office of News & Information at 972-883-2155.