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August 8, 1997

Education dean search begins

by Anne Dolan

The search for a new dean for the College of Education has opened. James Melsa, dean of the College of Engineering, is chairing the committee, which began meeting last week.

Norene Daly stepped down as Education dean July 31, 1996, to return to teaching in the department of curriculum and instruction. Camilla Benbow, professor of psychology, is serving as interim dean.

Ideas and suggestions related to the search are encouraged and may be directed to any committee member. Joining Melsa on the committee are Mary Jane Brotherson, human development and family studies; Joseph Chen, industrial education and technology; Suzanne Craig, elementary education undergraduate student; Jan Donahue, Ames resident; Cindy Frederickson, health and human performance; Connie Hargrave, curriculum and instruction; Tom Kent, English; Barbara Licklider, professional studies in education; Kim Linduska, professional studies in education graduate student; Tony Netusil, professional studies in education; Rick Sharp, health and human performance; Bernie White, biochemistry and biophysics; and Edwin Lewis, Provost's Office.

The committee is seeking both nominations and applications. Nominations should include the name and address of the nominee. Applications should include letter addressing the applicant's interest, relevant experience and qualifications; resume; and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of five references. Nominations and applications should be sent to: James Melsa, chair, Education Dean Search Committee, Office of the Provost, 107 Beardshear.

The committee will begin reviewing applications and nominations Sept. 30 and the process will continue until the position is filled. Melsa said he hopes finalists will visit campus in early November, with a new dean hired by the end of fall semester.

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