Messenger - Vol. 2, No. 3, Page 14
Summer 1993
Murray serves as interim provost

     Richard B. Murray again has joined the University administration as
interim provost-a post he previously held from  1988-91. Murray fills the
post while a replacement is sought for R. Byron Pipes, who has left the
University to become president of Rensselaer Polytechnic University in
Troy, N.Y.
     The provost is the executive officer of the University next in
authority to the president. As chief academic officer, the provost has
responsibility for the University's 10 colleges.
     A member of the Delaware faculty since 1966, Murray is a professor of
physics and astronomy.  He also served as associate provost for graduate
studies from 1979-88.
     In 1991, he spent a year on sabbatical leave, working at the Naval
Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., and at Clarendon Laboratory of
Oxford University in England, on research into low-temperature
photoluminescence of semiconductor superlattices. "I am pleased that Prof.
Murray will once again share his valuable skills and insights in this
important administrative post," President David P. Roselle said.
     "Dick's unflagging dedication to this University is highly valued."