Dec 10, 2020 I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rainer Steinwandt as Dean of the College of Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville effective January 4, 2021. Dr. Steinwandt currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. Prior appointments at Florida Atlantic include Director of the Center for Cryptology and Information Security, Graduate Director, and Faculty Affiliate of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative. Dr. Steinwandt earned a Doctor in Natural Sciences degree in the Department of Informatics (Computer Science Ph.D. equivalent) at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Dr. Steinwandt has numerous distinctions and achievements and brings a wealth of experience in leadership and administration, research, scholarship, and teaching. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Steinwandt as the new Dean of the College of Science at UAH. Please also join me in thanking Dr. John Christy for his selfless service to the University and commitment to the College of Science in the role of Interim Dean since June 2019. Dr. Christy once again responded to the call for service from his University. We are grateful to him for his dedication and service and wish him continued success.