The dean of LSU’s College of Science, Kevin Carman, is leaving Baton Rouge to become the provost and executive vice president at the University of Nevada at Reno in February.
LSU announced Carman’s departure in a news release Tuesday.
Carman was the lone internal finalist for the LSU provost job that went to former University of Kansas School of Engineering Dean Stuart Bell this spring.
Carman, who has led LSU’s College of Science since 2004, called his new position in Nevada a “leadership opportunity” for himself and “a new adventure” for his family.
He also said he will “cherish” his time in Baton Rouge before adding that he will be “forever indebted to LSU.”
As a dean, Carman played a key role in establishing LSU’s Science Residential College, a living-learning environment for freshmen planning to pursue a degree in one of the college’s academic majors.
Carman is also credited with helping to procure the funding for the recently completed Chemistry and Materials Building, a 75,000-square-foot research facility Gov. Bobby Jindal praised earlier this month for its potential to attract some of the world’s brightest scientific minds and most motivated students.