University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations

March 28, 2005
Contact: Renee Paul, (251) 460-6636

USA Engineering Dean to Serve on UNESCO Commission

Dr. John Steadman

Dr. John Steadman, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of South Alabama, was recently appointed by the U.S. Department of State to the newly reestablished U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

The U.S. Department of State reestablished the National Commission in October 2004 following the United States’ decision to reenter UNESCO. The National Commission functions as a federal advisory committee, providing expert advice to the U.S. government on matters relating to UNESCO. It also functions as a liaison with organizations, institutions and individuals in the United States interested in the work of UNESCO.

Steadman, also past president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-USA, was selected to serve a two-year term on the National Commission for UNESCO as a representative of a select group of non-governmental organizations.

"I am pleased and excited about the opportunity to be a part of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO,” Steadman said. “This will provide me an opportunity to contribute to important U.S. initiatives associated with both science and education in the world community, and also brings excellent new visibility to the University of South Alabama."

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