Vince Cammarata, associate professor of chemistry, was appointed to succeed Larry Wit as COSAM's associate dean for academic affairs. Cammarata, who is an analytical chemist, received his Bachelor of Science from California Institute of Technology, his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and conducted post-doctoral work at the University of Minnesota. He joined the Auburn faculty in 1991, and since that time has served the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, COSAM and the university as a whole in a number of capacities including: undergraduate advisor for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; division chair of analytical chemistry; member of the 2010-2011 COSAM Curriculum Committee; participant on the Toomer’s Corner Oaks Task Force; and faculty advisor to both the Auburn Rowing and Auburn Triathletes sports clubs. He will officially begin his term on Aug. 1, 2012. For more information on Cammarata, visit his webpage.