Posted January 12, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Office of the Provost
The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced that Dr. Beverly Davenport Sypher of Purdue University is one of the finalists for the position of Dean for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Other finalists will be announced separately.
Dr. Sypher is the Associate Provost and Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair for Leadership Excellence as well as a Professor of Communication at Purdue University. She will visit campus on January 21-22 to further discuss her vision for Ivan Allen College. A public presentation is planned for Thursday, January 21 at 11 a.m. The location will be posted to the campus calendar and on the College’s Web site.
The dean provides the overall strategic direction for the College, with particular focus on the faculty's aspiration to define a new generation of liberal arts through the research and educational initiatives of the College's schools. With assistance from a national search firm, finalists are selected by a committee chaired by Professor and Associate Dean of Architecture Doug Allen, co-chaired by Professor Marilyn Brown and comprised of faculty members, campus administrators, and students.
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To offer feedback on any of the finalists, visit: