Rowan names new dean of College of Science & Mathematics

Rowan University has named a new dean of its College of Science & Mathematics, it announced this week.

Vojislava Pophristic will take over July 19 for Karen Magee-Sauer, a two-time dean of the college who is retiring after 32 years with the university.

Pophristic, who is a professor of chemistry and interim dean of the Misher College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, was chosen after a national search.

“I am looking forward to joining Rowan University and leading the next chapter of the College of Science & Mathematics, building on Dr. Magee-Sauer’s leadership, the college’s many successes and the university’s tremendous growth,” she said in a prepared statement. “I am particularly excited about the future of the College of Science & Mathematics and Rowan, which are so well-positioned to thrive and be a leading force in the transformation of higher education.”

Pophristic has a Bachelor of Science in physical chemistry, summa cum laude, from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and her doctorate in chemistry from Rutgers University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, as well.