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York College names Charles MacVean founding dean of the Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology

April 16, 2019
Charles MacVean, dean of Kinsley School
Dr. Charles MacVean

York College of Pennsylvania has named Charles M. MacVean, Ph.D., as the founding dean of the Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology, beginning on July 1, 2019. 

MacVean comes to York College from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa., where he served as dean of the School of Sciences for nine years. At St. Francis, he had responsibility for a broad range of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Kalamazoo College in Michigan, a master's degree in entomology and a doctorate in entomology, both from Colorado State University.

From 2004 to 2010, MacVean served as dean of the College of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala, where he had responsibility for programs in agronomy, agribusiness, horticulture, forestry, and environmental analysis and management. Previous to this position, he served as dean of the Institute of Research at Del Valle University in Guatemala, where he provided coordination between teaching and research for the Institute’s programs in human health, agriculture, environmental sciences, food technology, archaeology, information technology, and civil engineering. MacVean grew up fully bilingual with Spanish and English in Guatemala and has dedicated many years as a faculty member and researcher in that country, focusing on the agroecology and entomology of coffee, snow peas, and other horticultural crops in Central America.

MacVean is the author of more than 20 journal articles, book chapters, and papers and has organized numerous student exchanges between the United States and Central America. He has received a large number of grants, including a RACP Grant of $7 million from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the construction of the Science Center at St. Francis University.