At the University of Texas at El Paso, Botez oversaw a department with a strong focus on funded research that grew its undergraduate enrollment by 50 percent in just two years and ranked first in the state for the number of physics master’s degrees awarded. He also facilitated the enrollment and success of underrepresented populations in the discipline.
At Rowan, Botez will oversee the largest college at the University, along with the school. They have more than 5,000 students enrolled in nine departments.
Dr. James Newell, Rowan’s provost, said the University conducted a national search for the new dean. “Dr. Botez is an exceptionally good fit for our growing College of Science & Mathematics and School of Health Professions. His academic credentials and research prowess will make him an ideal leader and mentor for the wave of new research faculty we have hired during the past five years, while his commitment to improving the education for the next generation of scientists and health professionals is unmatched.”
“I am really excited to join Rowan as dean of its College of Science & Mathematics and School of Health Professions. This is a time of great opportunity for the college and school, and I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and students to further build on the momentum generated by their many achievements,” Botez said.