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Appointments Announced |
In College of Arts and Sciences
MAILED: June 28, 1999|
The recent retirement of Carl Haywood as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has resulted in several changes in the administrative structure of the College.
The changes include the conversion of an assistant dean position to associate dean and internal searches for two permanent assistant dean positions. In May Interim Dean David Lund named Susan Tarnowski to the existing associate dean position on an interim basis, effective June 1, and conducted internal searches to fill the new associate dean position and the two assistant dean positions.
"This is a transitional year for the College," said Lund, who will retire at the end of the academic year. "The restructuring better reflects the responsibilities of the office and will be helpful during this transition in leadership."
Tarnowski, who holds the rank of professor of music, began as a part-time assistant dean in Arts and Sciences in 1994 and became full time in 1996. As interim associate dean, she will work with department chairs in the scheduling of courses and class sections for the regular academic year, Winterim and summer sessions; work with graduate programs; advise the dean regarding personnel actions; and be involved with new faculty orientation.
Bernard Duyfhuizen, an assistant dean in the College since Jan. 1, was named to the second associate dean position on an interim basis, effective June 1. He will work with department chairs, advise the dean regarding personnel actions and resource allocation, administer the College budget, and coordinate and evaluate the space allocated to the college. Duyfhuizen, who joined the faculty in 1984, previously served as chairman of the English department and holds the rank of professor of English.
Margaret Cassidy, professor of sociology and anthropology and department chair since 1994, was named assistant dean, effective June 15. She continues to serve as acting chair for sociology and anthropology until a new chair is identified. Her duties will include curriculum, catalogue, student recruitment, new faculty orientation and advising, and assessment. Cassidy joined the faculty in 1982.
Wilma Clark, professor of English, has been selected for the second assistant dean position. She will begin with a 25 percent appointment for the fall semester and take over full time Jan. 1. She will assume the position currently held by Richard McGregor, so he can return to his duties as an emeritus faculty member. Her primary assignment will be as the College contact for students seeking advising, waivers, substitutions and topical minor approvals. She also will work with new faculty orientation and advising and student recruitment. Clark joined the faculty in 1978.
Lund said each of the new appointees will continue to teach at least one class each semester. A national search for a permanent dean of Arts and Sciences will get under way with the beginning of the fall semester.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 28, 1999