David Leaman joined UW-Eau Claire July 1 as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He previously served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of political science at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He received his bachelor's degree in history from Goshen College in Indiana and his master's and doctoral degrees in government from Cornell University.
Carmen Manning took over as dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences in July. She had served as chair of UW-Eau Claire’s English department for three years and was a professor of English for 12 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., a master’s degree in English from Colorado State University and a doctorate in education from the University of Chicago.