August 25, 2016
Dear UT community,
Andrew Dillon recently informed me that he will be stepping down next year as dean of the School of Information. He will continue serving as dean through August 31, 2017 and will then resume his significant scholarly contributions as a faculty member here at UT.
Even though I have only had the chance to work with Andrew a short time, I have been very impressed with his passion for the interdisciplinary work of the school. The School of Information is consistently ranked among the best in the nation thanks in large part to Andrew’s leadership over the past 14 years.
Andrew has worked diligently to highlight how new information technologies impact our world and educate students who help design and shape the usable technology of tomorrow.
After launching the School of Information in 2003, Andrew quickly led the school’s effort to become a founding member of iCaucus, an international community of over 70 information schools. He helped introduce a new master’s degree in identity management and security, as well as a five-year degree with computer science. Specialist labs and programs in human-computer interaction, digital archives and information retrieval now attract students and scholars from around the globe to Austin.
Andrew is a leader in the field of the human response to information technology and we are fortunate to benefit from his continued scholarly contributions and leadership at UT Austin.
Executive Vice President and Provost
The University of Texas at Austin