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May 18, 2001

University administrative posts go to Mark Chidister, Susan Carlson

College administrators Mark Chidister and Susan Carlson have received appointments to university administrative posts. Chidister, associate dean in the College of Design and associate professor of landscape architecture, has been appointed assistant to the president for budget planning and analysis. The appointment is effective June 1.

Carlson, professor and assistant department chair of English, has been appointed associate provost. Her appointment is effective July 16.

As assistant to the president, Chidister will coordinate and monitor budget issues, university-wide strategic planning, and university submissions and responses to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. He also will prepare monthly reports for the president's office.

Chidister joined the Iowa State faculty in 1981, and was named associate dean for academic affairs in the Design college in 1995. As associate dean, he has been responsible for the college's budget, learning communities and study abroad program in Rome.

Chidister succeeds Rab Mukerjea, who left Iowa State in February.

Carlson's responsibilities as associate provost will include faculty recruitment, development and evaluation; as well as policy, personnel and conduct matters. Carlson succeeds Faye Whitaker, who is retiring this summer.

Carlson has been on the English faculty since 1980. She was appointed assistant chair for faculty development in 1997. She has chaired numerous department and college committees. She has published two books on comedy in the British theater, and currently is researching connections between William Shakespeare and early 20th century suffrage theater.

The associate provost position is a 75-percent appointment for a tenured faculty member. It is a renewable, three-year appointment.

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