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August 10, 2001

Three vie for dean post

by Steve Sullivan
Three candidates for the dean of students post interviewed on campus in the last two weeks.

Kathryn Cavins, assistant vice president for student services-student life, Western Illinois University, Macomb, since 1998, has held a variety of residence life positions at Western Illinois. She received a B.A. in sociology and an M.S. in college student personnel, both from Western Illinois. She is completing work this summer on a Ph.D. in educational administration and foundations at Illinois State University, Normal.

Peter Englin, interim dean of students, Iowa State, since July 2000, also has served as associate dean of students since 1999. He has held several other residence positions at Iowa State and a position at North Dakota State University, Fargo. Englin earned a B.S. in zoology and an M.A. in counseling and guidance, both from North Dakota State. He is completing work this summer on a Ph.D. in hotel, restaurant, institution management and family and consumer science education at Iowa State.

Todd Holcomb has been director of residence life and new student programs, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, since 1997. He also held positions at Miami University, University of Georgia, Athens, and Texas Tech University, Lubbock. He received a B.S. in psychology from Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., an M.Ed. in higher education administration from Texas Tech, and a Ed.D. from the University of Georgia.

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