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James Riehl, dean of UMD’s Swenson College of Science and Engineering, stands above the high bay area of the James I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building on Wednesday afternoon. The building opened in 2010 and was built during Riehl’s time as dean. He is retiring this year after 14 years. (Steve Kuchera /

After overseeing UMD's science boom, dean to step down

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Undergraduate enrollment in the University of Minnesota Duluth Swenson College of Science and Engineering has grown by nearly 50 percent since James Riehl, dean of the college, began his tenure in 2000.


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