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K-State Today

October 18, 2012



Committee announced for College of Human Ecology dean search

By Michelle Langvardt

April Mason, provost and senior vice president, has appointed the search committee for the national search to find the next dean of human ecology.

Ruth Dyer, senior vice provost for academic affairs, will chair the search committee. Mason will deliver the charge to the group this week, outlining her expectations and the search process timeline. The university has engaged the services of Baker and Associates, a recruitment firm, and will be working closely with Martin Baker throughout the search process. The anticipated start date for the new dean is July 1, 2013.

Search committee members are:

Ruth Dyer, senior vice provost for academic affairs and search committee chair

Jared Anderson, assistant professor of family studies and human services

Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human services

Edgar Chambers IV, university distinguished professor of human nutrition

Linda Cook, assistant vice president, K-State Alumni Association

Martin Cram, undergraduate student representative

Bob Garcia, research assistant professor of family studies and human services

Craig Harms, professor of kinesiology

Debby Hiett, unclassified representative, administrative assistant to the dean, human ecology

Mary Ice, president elect, Human Ecology Alumni Advisory Board

Vibhavari Jani, Faculty Senate representative, associate professor of interior architecture and product design

Tandalayo Kidd, associate professor of human nutrition

Melody LeHew, associate professor of apparel, textiles, and interior design

Petros Levis, member, Human Ecology Alumni Advisory Board

Bill Meredith, associate dean for human ecology

Jenny Rettele-Thomas, senior director of development, KSU Foundation

Madai Rivera, admissions coordinator, human ecology

Kevin Sauer, assistant professor of hospitality management and dietetics

Kristy Soloski, graduate student representative

Becky Wolfe Taylor, classified representative, administrative specialist, family studies and human services