January 12, 2001
Appointments and promotions
Gerald W. Thomas has been named director of development for the Krannert School of Management. The 1978 Krannert bachelor's degree graduate returns to Purdue after working in a variety of management positions at TRW Inc.
Jeff Wright, assistant dean of engineering, has been appointed to associate dean of engineering, effective Jan. 1. He has served as assistant dean for three years. Wright is a professor of civil engineering and the director of the Indiana Water Resources Center. With this appointment, Wright assumes many of the responsibilities of Associate Dean Warren Stevenson, who began voluntary partial retirement on Jan. 1. Stevenson will continue to coordinate the facilities plan for engineering and assist the dean's office in other areas.