Second Finalist for Dean of Ivan Allen College Named

Public presentation scheduled for January 26

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced that Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster of The Ohio State 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. Jacqueline Jones Royster
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Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster is dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and a professor in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture. 

Dr. Royster is a professor of English and a former Senior Vice Provost and Executive Dean of the Colleges of the Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University. She will visit campus on January 25-26 to further discuss her vision for Ivan Allen College. A public presentation is planned for January 26 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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