The University Record, June 25, 1996
Regents approve new deans of SNRE, Pharmacy
James W. Richards, interim dean of the College of Pharmacy since January, will serve as dean for the next two years beginning July 1.
"This appointment will provide continuity and stability within the College for the next two years," Provost J. Bernard Machen said. "A search for a permanent dean will be initiated at the appropriate time to permit appointment of a new dean on July 1, 1998. I appreciate Dean Richards' willingness to serve the College in this important role." The appointment was approved by the Regents at their June meeting.
Richards joined the College as a lecturer in 1959 and progressed through the ranks to become professor of pharmacy administration in 1973. He was appointed assistant dean in 1970 and associate dean in 1975.
Before joining the faculty, he was a staff pharmacist (1956--58) and assistant manager and part owner (1958--62) of the State Drug Co. in Ann Arbor. He was a Blue Cross Association Drug Consultant (1967--69) and a consultant to the Pharmacy Commission on Third Party Programs for the American Pharmaceutical Association in 1985.
Richards received his B.S. degree in pharmacy in 1955 and M.B.A. in 1957, both from the U-M.
The appointment of Daniel A. Mazmanian as dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment was approved by the Regents at their June meeting.
He will assume the deanship on Sept. 1. He also will serve as professor of natural resources and environment, with tenure.
Since 1986, Mazmanian has been director of the Center for Politics and Economics and the Luther Lee Professor of Government at the Claremont Graduate School in California.
"Dr. Mazmanian is a highly respected teacher, researcher and academic administrator," says Provost J. Bernard Machen. "He is a leader in environmental policy with tremendous consensus-building skills which enable him to implement broadly supported change. He has the capacity to meet the challenges facing natural resources and environment today and the leadership qualities required to lead the School of Natural Resources and Environment into the 21st century."
Mazmanian serves on the Board of Trustees of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, as secretary-treasurer of the Policy Studies Section of the American Political Science Association, and of the Commission on Environmental Strategy and Planning of the World Conservation Union.
He has been a member of the Editorial Board for the Western Political Quarterly and the Policy Studies Journal. He has received several grants and awards including the Wig Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Kellogg Foundation Summer Study Grant and the Mellon Foundation Faculty Development Grant.
Mazmanian's research interests have centered primarily around environmental policy for government and industry.
He was a research associate at the Brookings Institution in 1970--74. In 1974, he became assistant professor of government at Pomona College. He rose through the ranks until he was appointed professor in 1986. While at Pomona, he served as director of the Masters of Arts in Public Policy (1977--81) and director of the Program in Public Policy Analysis (1979--86). He assumed his current position at Claremont in 1986. He also served as vice president and dean at Claremont in 1990--91.
He received his undergraduate degree in political science and history and his master's degree in political science from San Francisco State University in 1966 and 1967, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in political science in 1970 from Washington University in St. Louis.