Christoph Lindner, dean of the College of Design, to step down in August

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Christoph LindnerChristoph Lindner, dean of the College of Design, has accepted a position as dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London. He will remain at the University of Oregon through August.

Lindner has been with UO for three years and played a major role in transforming the former School of Architecture and Allied Arts into the College of Design. He is an honorary research professor at the University of Amsterdam and his research focuses on interrelations between cities, globalization, sustainability and creative practice.

“I am grateful for all Christoph has done during his time as dean of the College of Design,” Provost and Senior Vice President Jayanth Banavar said in a message sent to the college’s faculty and staff on Wednesday. “Christoph’s vision has helped enhance the prominence of all disciplines within the college.

“While I am disappointed that the UO will lose Christoph’s leadership, vision, and passion, I hope you will join me in wishing him and his family all of the best with this next chapter. It is an extraordinary opportunity. University College London’s gain is certainly our loss.”

Banavar said he plans to name an interim dean of the college late next week. The Office of the Provost will coordinate efforts in the future to conduct a search to find Lindner’s permanent replacement.