Three candidates have been selected for the dean’s position at UND’s College of Engineering and Mines.

The new dean will replace Hesham El-Rewini, who left UND at the end of the last spring semester. Brian Tande, one of the finalists, has been serving as interim dean since El-Rewini’s departure.

The finalists for the position are Tande; Joseph Iannelli, a professor of mechanical engineering and an associate dean for international programs at Washington State University; and Suzie Long, a professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to attend open forums.

The open forum schedule follows.

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  • Joseph Iannelli, Monday, Feb. 24, Education 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Brian Tande, Monday, March 2, Education 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Suzie Long, Thursday, March 5, Education 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Iannelli has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including director of the Governor’s School for Manufacturing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, director of the School of Engineering at Grand Valley State University and founding director of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at WSU Tri-Cities.

Tande is a professor of chemical engineering and has more than 13 years of experience in higher education. Tande has served in a variety of leadership roles at UND, including chair of chemical engineering, director of the Jodsaas Center for Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship and associate dean of the College of Engineering and Mines.

Long has more than 25 years of experience in higher education. She is department chair of an engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She previously served as the founding coordinator of the transportation-logistics program at Missouri Southern State University and director of continuing education at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.