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|Kirk H. Schulz|
June 15, 2009 – Present
|Preceded by||Jon Wefald|
|Kansas State University|
May 11, 1963 |
|Spouse(s)||Noel (Nunnally) Schulz|
|Children||Tim and Andrew|
|Residence||100 Wilson Court, Manhattan|
|Website||Office of the President|
Schulz was born in Portsmouth, Virginia but raised in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated in 1981 from Norfolk Christian High School. Schulz attended Old Dominion University for three years before transferring to Virginia Tech in 1984. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1986 and his Ph.D. in 1991.
Schulz first worked as an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of North Dakota. In 1995, he became assistant professor of chemical engineering at Michigan Tech and promoted to associate professor in 1998. Schulz also became chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering there in the same year.
He accepted a position at Mississippi State University in 2001, becoming director of the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, where he held the Earnest W. Deavenport Jr. endowed chair. Schulz became Dean of Engineering of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering and the first Earnest W. and Mary Ann Deavenport, Jr. endowed chair in 2005. Two years later, Schulz was Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development, a position which became permanent for him later in the year.
Schulz is married to Noel (Nunnally) Schulz, the associate dean for research and graduate programs in the Kansas State University College of Engineering and the Paslay professor of electrical and computer engineering. Noel received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1995. They have two sons, Tim (a student at Mississippi State University) and Andrew.
Schulz is a member of the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and an active member of AIChE, ASEE, and ABET. He was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2007 and a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in 2008.