NARRAGANSETT—The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography has a new dean after an international search. Dr. Bruce H. Corliss, who is leaving his post as Director of the Duke University/University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium, will take up the reins this September.
“I am delighted to receive the position and consider it an honor to be named Dean,” said Corliss. “I was a graduate student in the 1970s at URI, so I am returning and I see this as an exciting phase of my career, working with the folks at URI and the oceanography at GSO to move the school forwards.”
Corliss will hold executive responsibility at the GSO and provide leadership and insight for the many projects and initiatives in which the school participates. He is looking forward to augmenting the already successful work of GSO scientists and educators with his own perspectives.
“There are two broad areas that will be exciting and productive for GSO, and the first is understanding basic processes of the ocean, which has been done here since the beginning,” said Corliss. “The second part is the environmental issues going on in the oceans. There are many problems that we now face, and GSO has contributed to [solving] that in the past in various ways, and I see that effort continuing over time.”
For the entire lowdown about Corliss' plans, pick up Friday's The Narragansett Times.