Sue B. Clark has accepted the position as the WSU Tri-Cities interim vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Her appointment is effective Jan. 1 and will continue until Aug. 15, 2008. A search will be conducted for a permanent vice chancellor.
Clark is the chairperson of the WSU Department of Chemistry and is a chemistry professor. A leading researcher in her field, Clark serves on the National Research Council’s Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Sue in this leadership position at WSU Tri-Cities,” Chancellor Vicky L. Carwein said. “Dr. Clark is respected both within the university and in her field. She has a stellar reputation and is highly regarded internationally.”
Clark’s research focuses on the environmental chemistry of plutonium and other actinides, and development of radioanalytical methods to measure actinide elements in environmental samples. Her research efforts are supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology.
Prior to joining WSU in 1996, she was an assistant research ecologist at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (1992-1996) and senior scientist at Westinghouse Savannah River Company’s Savannah River Technology Center (1989-1992).