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New dean appointed for College of Arts and Sciences
"I am extremely pleased to be taking over as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,” said Yee. “The College has gained national reputation for its academic excellence in teaching, scholarship, and artistic expression. I look forward to working with our distinguished faculty, staff, and students in leading the College forward in exciting new directions."
"Atom Yee was the top choice in a very strong field," said Phil Kesten, associate professor of physics at SCU and head of the search committee.
Yee earned a bachelor of science degree from
In announcing the selection, SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J. said, "Atom Yee's leadership, scholarship, and vision will take the
Yee’s priorities as dean will be to assist the University in further development of the Residential Learning Communities (RLCs), the initiation and implementation of a systematic program review process, and promoting the Teaching Scholar model.
Yee’s research focuses on chemical reactions initiated by absorption of ultraviolet light. He has contributed numerous articles to scientific journals and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Chemical Society and the Western Spectroscopy Association. He was elected to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its 8,047 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all