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Dr. Andrew Z. Lemnios, Interim Vice President of Rensselaer at Hartford, Announces His Retirement

October 9, 2001

Dr. Andrew Z. Lemnios, Interim Vice President of Rensselaer at Hartford, Announces His Retirement

Hartford, CT — Andrew Z. Lemnios, Ph.D., Interim Vice President of Rensselaer at Hartford, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2002. Dr. Lemnios has been serving as Interim Vice President since November 1999. The Honorable Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, has initiated a nationwide search for a Vice President and Dean of Rensselaer at Hartford. This individual will provide academic leadership for the engineering, science, and management programs at Hartford, and will have responsibility for the operation and management of the Hartford campus.

Lester A. Gerhardt, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named Chair of the search committee. The search committee includes faculty and staff members from both the Hartford and Troy campuses. The executive search firm of Isaacson Miller will augment the search committee’s role.

Dr. Lemnios reflected on his decision to retire saying, “The time has come when I must pass the torch to new leadership for Rensselaer at Hartford. After much thought and with mixed emotions, I think now is the appropriate time. I would like to spend more time with my family-my wife, children, and grandchildren.”

Dr. Lemnios joined the faculty at Rensselaer in 1993 as Clinical Professor in the Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and Mechanics Department and also served as Director of the Rotorcraft Technology Center in Troy. He has taught at both the Troy and Hartford campuses. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and an Honorary Fellow of the American Helicopter Society. He has served on several technical advisory committees for NASA, the Army, the FAA, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Maryland, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to joining Rensselaer, Dr. Lemnios was Vice President of Research and Technology at Kaman Aerospace Corporation.

Under Dr. Jackson’s leadership, Rensselaer is in the midst of an exciting transformation as the Institute is in the process of substantial growth and a passionate pursuit of excellence in innovative education. In particular, Rensselaer at Hartford is on the verge of significant developments to its mission of educating working professionals. The Rensselaer Plan calls for expanding programs for working professionals targeted at corporate executives, advanced professionals, and entrepreneurs. In addition, The Plan calls for a distributed Rensselaer that operates from campuses in Troy and Hartford while also reaching a much broader audience of working professionals through regional sites, distance education, and international partnerships.

About Rensselaer at Hartford
Rensselaer at Hartford, a branch campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, exists to meet the lifelong learning needs of the working professional. Rensselaer offers world-renowned graduate programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, Computer and Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Science, Information Technology, and Management, at its locations in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut. Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management and Technology is an accredited member of AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

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