(Grand Forks, ND) — Robert Kraus is the University of North Dakota’s new aerospace school leader. Kraus has been named Dean of the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Science after a national search. He is an experienced pilot, aerospace administrator, aerospace educator, and a retired Air Force colonel. Kraus replaces outgoing dean Paul Lindseth who is returning to his position as professor within the aviation department. Kraus begins his position January 15th.