Colorado State University - Pueblo names Dorhout as Provost/VP Academic Affairs
PUEBLO – Dr. Peter K. Dorhout has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Colorado State University- Pueblo. CSU-Pueblo Interim President Dr. Julio Leon made the announcement today at a gathering of University faculty and staff.
“We are extremely pleased to have a provost with the experience and professional qualifications Dr. Dorhout brings to our University,” Leon said. “He will be a great asset in the continuing progress and momentum of Colorado State University-Pueblo.”
Dorhout has served Colorado State University-Fort Collins as vice provost for graduate affairs and assistant vice president for research since 2004. As the leader of the Graduate School, he led strategic planning efforts in Teaching and Learning, negotiated new graduate programs with and among campus and interuniversity units, monitored graduate teaching and research assistant budget needs, coordinated international research activities, coordinated recruiting, retention, and graduation efforts focused on graduate education. To facilitate these ends, he served on the President’s Cabinet, the Council of Deans, and the Council of Research Associate Deans.
As a professor of chemistry, Dorhout is a recognized expert in solid state and materials chemistry and environmental chemistry. He has had active programs in solid state f-element chemistry and nanomaterials science. He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviews while presenting 130+ international and national invited lectures on his chemistry. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. He served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Nano Techonoly Association, the National Graduate Curriculum Committee for the Homeland Security/Defense Education Consortium and the ROTC Advisory Board for CSU.
Dorhout earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1985 and a doctoral degree in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. He researched part of his thesis while at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he has had a 22-year collaborative relationship in nuclear materials and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University. He received CSU’s Undergraduate Research Mentor Award in 2001-2002.