At Indiana State since 1984, English has held the dean's position on an interim basis since Sept. 1. He has previously served the college as associate dean, assistant dean, and as department chair and professor in the electronics and computer technology department. He served a university-wide administrative position as associate vice president for academic affairs from 2003 to 2011.
"Bob has served Indiana State University and its students, his community, state and nation with distinction for many years," Richard "Biff" Williams, the university's provost and vice president for academic affairs, said in announcing English's selection as dean. "He has spearheaded many important initiatives in the College of Technology, including the development of new programs, and is the right person to lead the college through a new period of growth."
English was selected following a nationwide search that attracted 37 applicants for the position. He said he is excited and honored to serve as dean.