Wayne Drummond, emeritus dean and professor of architecture, is retiring from UNL this fall.
Drummond served as dean of the college from July 2000 to July 2011. He was a pivotal architect of the college’s healthcare design initiatives and served as a mentor to many master of architecture design thesis students.
“Drummond leaves behind an enduring legacy and embodies the qualities of a dean and faculty member that many will aspire to emulate for years to come,” commented Scott Killinger, Interim Dean of the College of Architecture. “We are extremely happy for Wayne as he enters this new and exciting stage of his life. He will be greatly missed as he has been an institutional icon for so long. We wish him all the best!”
A fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) since 1996, Drummond has nearly 40 years experience in architecture at both the professional and academic levels. His administrative experience includes eight years as department head at Auburn University (1979-87) and 23 years as dean of several colleges of architecture at major universities such as Texas Tech (1987-90), Florida (1990-99) and UNL. He has served as the national president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the National Architectural Accreditation Board and Tau Sigma Delta, the honor society for architecture and related professions. Drummond has also served as an educational consultant and evaluator of numerous programs in the Middle East and Far East, including a year as senior research associate and educational consultant to King Faisal University, College of Architecture and Planning in Saudi Arabia. A native of Baton Rouge, La., Drummond earned a master of architecture degree at Rice University, bachelor of architecture degree at Louisiana State University and a diploma in architecture from the Fontainebleau School of Music and Fine Arts in France. He worked in private practice in Texas, Kansas and Washington, D.C., and served on the architecture faculties at various institutions including the University of Kansas and Clemson University.