Wichita State names Bowden engineering dean


October 1, 2013

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Royce Bowden


Royce Bowden has been named dean of Wichita State University's College of Engineering, effective Jan. 16, 2014, according to a WSU news release.

Bowden has been associate dean for academic affairs at the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University since 2011, also serving briefly as interim dean.

Prior to his current position, Bowden served as the head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State from 2005-2011. He also has served as professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State from 2002 to the present.

Bowden earned his bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering technology at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1984, his master of science in industrial engineering at Mississippi State University in 1989, and his Ph.D. in engineering, with an industrial engineering concentration at Mississippi State in 1992.

Bowden replaces Vish Prasad, who has served Wichita State as interim dean of the College of Engineering since Jan. 28. Prasad had taken a leave of absence from the University of North Texas to serve Wichita State University, and he will be returning to UNT.