Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler, executive vice president and Provost at the University of Iowa, as the sixth president of the university.
During a meeting on February 14 at the university's headquarters in Daytona Beach, the Board unanimously appointed Dr. Butler to the position after he received across-the-board support from the Presidential Search Committee that included trustees, faculty, staff and student representatives and delegates from the University's Daytona Beach, Prescott, Ariz., and Worldwide campuses.
Dr. Butler will assume his position as President on March 13.
"I'm thrilled to be named Embry-Riddle's next president and look forward to building upon the outstanding global reputation of the university," said Dr. Butler. "The energy and passion of the faculty, students, staff and Board members I've met throughout the interview process made it clear I'm joining a very special institution."
Dr. Butler joined the University of Iowa faculty in 1984 as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and subsequently progressed to the rank of professor. Before entering administration in 1998, Dr. Butler served as a member of the Engineering Faculty Council, as well as University of Iowa's Faculty Senate and Faculty Council.
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