Edmond man named to head science and tech center

Wednesday, December 1st 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Edmond man has been chosen as president of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. William A. Sibley's selection came in a unanimous vote of the OCAST board, Chairman Robert McCampbell said Tuesday.

Sibley follows Carolyn Sales, who served as president from its creation in 1987 until her retirement last year. Mike Irby has served as interim president. Sibley was selected from more than 200 applicants nationwide. "He's a terrific candidate," McCampbell said. "We are really excited that we were able to find a person with his credentials." Until recently, Sibley served as program director for the Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology at the National Science Foundation Directorate of Education and Human Resources in Washington, D.C.

Sibley holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Oklahoma. He is a former vice president for academic affairs and a physics professor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He also was assistant vice president for research and a physics professor at Oklahoma State University. He will begin his new job Jan. 1 with a salary of $73,380.