May 16, 2016 10:15AM
Tim Dawsey has dedicated his professional career to technology and business development, two areas that will play premier roles in the position he is about to assume.
Pittsburg State Provost Lynette Olson announced that Dawsey has been selected as the new dean of the Pittsburg State College of Technology and executive director of the Kansas Technology Center, effective June 6. Dawsey succeeds Bruce Dallman, who is retiring as dean of the COT after 10 years in the position.
Dawsey has served since 2013 as director of innovation and commercialization at the Kansas Polymer Research Center at Pitt State. He holds a doctorate in polymer science from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in polymer science.
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected as PSU’s next dean of the College of Technology,” Dawsey said. “The nationally recognized Kansas Technology Center is in an excellent position to advance even further its distinction as a leader in technology education. I am delighted by the opportunity and look forward to an exciting future as we continue to find new ways to leverage our many strengths and to advance and expand our technology programs.”
Prior to joining the KPRC staff, Dawsey served in various leadership roles at Spartech Corporation in St. Louis. He also served for 15 years with Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tenn., where he held multiple positions with both technical and business focus.
Olson said Dawsey’s wide range of experiences and knowledge were factors in his selection as dean.
“Dr. Dawsey’s extensive professional background and experiences in technology industries will prove invaluable as we continue to build upon the successes we’ve enjoyed in our College of Technology,” Olson said. “The College of Technology is in a strong position and is poised to move to even greater heights and Dr. Dawsey’s leadership will be a major asset to that growth.”
In his role as dean of the COT and executive director of the Kansas Technology Center, Dawsey will provide leadership both within the college and externally with industry partners and supporters.
Pittsburg State President Steve Scott said Dawsey’s “unique” skill set will serve the COT and the university well.
“Dr. Dawsey brings a unique set of skills to this critical position,” Scott said. “I'm excited to see him lead the Kansas Technology Center as we seek to build on its great tradition and many successes. His passion for building creative partnerships and his experience interfacing with business and industry will serve the students, faculty and staff of the College of Technology quite well.”