Dr. Carol Richardson, dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences has announced that she will return to her previous life of teaching, music making and scholarship. She will step down immediately as dean to join the faculty of the music department.
¿I want to take this opportunity to thank Carol for her contributions, especially for her engaged participation with the Deans Council and the promotion of teaching and scholarship in the college,¿ says Provost Marten denBoer.
Associate Dean Sharon Hilles will serve as interim dean of the college. Hilles has spent five years as associate dean of CLASS and has been a member of the English & foreign languages faculty since 1990.
¿Sharon’s strong commitment to teaching, scholarship and service as well as her longstanding relationships with the college faculty and staff should allow for an easy transition,¿ denBoer says.
A national search for a permanent dean will begin in the fall.