KU interim provost taking nominations for interim dean and vice provost positions

photo by: Chris Conde

Strong Hall on the University of Kansas campus is shown on Sept. 13, 2018.

University of Kansas interim Provost Carl Lejuez will soon be taking nominations for interim dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and interim vice provost for diversity and equity, he said in a letter to the university community on Monday.

In the letter, Lejuez said he planned to announce his selections for the interim positions in early April.

Both positions will need to be filled after the spring semester, when Jennifer Hamer, current vice provost for diversity and equity, and Clarence Lang, current interim CLAS dean, will leave to take positions at Pennsylvania State University.

At Penn State, Lang will become dean of liberal arts while Hamer, his wife, will become the associate vice provost for faculty affairs and faculty development, according to Penn State news releases.

As for a permanent CLAS dean, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod previously told the Journal-World that a search would begin after a permanent provost was selected. Lejuez, who was the CLAS dean before taking over as interim provost, said that if he was not selected as the permanent provost he would move back to the dean position.


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