Messenger - Vol. 2, No. 1, Page 22
Fall 1992
New administrators join University community

Charles M. Forbes, vice president for development and university relations
at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg for the past 13 years, has been named vice
president for development.
      As vice president, Forbes provides leadership to the offices of
Development and Alumni Relations and will work to further enhance the
University's recent successes in obtaining financial support from
individuals, foundations and corporations.
      At Virginia Tech, Forbes served as vice president of the Virginia
Tech Foundation Inc. and chaired the board of the Virginia Tech Corporate
Research Center Inc.
      As Virginia Tech's chief advancement officer, Forbes organized and
led the school's Campaign for Excellence, which raised $118 million. During
his tenure, the assets of the Virginia Tech Foundation have increased from
$10 million to over $200 million, placing it in the top 25 public
universities in the country.
      Forbes and his wife, Pat, have two children, both of whom are
graduates of Delaware.

Costel D. Denson, professor of chemical engineering and former interim dean
of the College of Engineering, was named interim vice provost for research
in May.
      Denson is working to enhance research and sponsored program breadth,
productivity and quality throughout the University. As vice provost, he
also is responsible for the University of Delaware Research Foundation,
University Research Grant Programs, State Research Grant Programs, State
Research Partnership Program, Office of Patents, Pre-grant Sponsored
Programs, Water Resources Center, Bartol Institute, Institute of Energy
Conversion and the Council for Research Centers.
      Denson joined the Delaware faculty in 1977.

Stuart L. Cooper, the Paul A. Elfers Professor of Chemical Engineering at
the University of Wisconsin, has been named dean of the University's
College of Engineering-the third largest of the 10 colleges.
      Cooper, 51, holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate in chemical
engineering from Princeton University. From 1983-89, he chaired the
Wisconsin Department of Chemical Engineering.
      His research interests include polymer science and engineering,
structure property relations of polyurethanes, ionomers and block polymers,
mechanical and dielectric spectroscopy, X-ray scattering, EXAFS analysis of
ion containing polymers, polyurethane biomaterials and blood-material
      He is author of more than 200 articles in professional journals and
40 review articles and book chapters.

Michael L. Vaughan, 32, former assistant to the dean in the School of
Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University, has been named director
of the University of Delaware RISE (Resources to Insure Successful
Engineers) Program. He also is an assistant dean of the College of
      The RISE Program was established to identify and recruit academically
prepared minority students for the College of Engineering and to assist
them in meeting the college's demanding curriculum through graduation.
      At North Carolina, Vaughan also served as adjunct assistant professor
of electrical engineering and as program manager for the School of
Engineering Summer Enrichment Program.
      A graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, with bachelor's
and master's degrees in electrical engineering, he was affiliated with the
Naval Underseas Warfare Center (NUWC) from 1978-90.