Sun, Oct 30, 2005
New Aviation Director Has Big Plans
He's only been on the job for seven
weeks, but already, Utah State University's director of aviation,
Richard Charles, is already flying ambitiously high.
Charles most recently taught at Georgia State University in
Atlanta. He spent five years in the Air Force and has also worked
in commercial and business aviation positions.
"He had the right combination of both experience in aviation and
in leadership," Maurice Thomas, associate dean at Utah State's
College of Engineering, told the Utah Statesman. "We really needed
to give the program a little more identity, so one of the ways we
did that was to hire a full-time director."
Charles said he has some big changes planned at Utah State, all
aimed at making the school a much more aviation-friendly
He told student reporters he plans to update the school's fleet
of 20 aircraft -- not by raising student flight fees, but through
fundraisers and other activities.
"Probably the most important objective I have is to re-orient
this program from simply being a place where we train pilots and
mechanics to a scholarly, academic research-based program," Charles
told the Statesman.
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