Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has hired alumnus Rick Stamper as a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Stamper is currently a professor of mechanical engineering and engineering management and will assume his new role July 1.
Stamper has been a faculty member for 20 years, serving as head of the engineering management department, interim associate dean for professional development, dean of faculty and the interim vice president of academic affairs. He will now be responsible for academic strategy development.
"Over the years Rick has formed deep connections with our alumni and friends and has been successful in helping Rose-Hulman develop key external relationships," said president Robert A. Coons. "Rick is genuinely committed to the culture and mission at Rose-Hulman and brings dedication, experience and a depth of understanding of our current state that can successfully help walk us through the coming years."
Stamper replaces Anne Houtman, who is taking over as president of Earlham College.