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Review process begins for 2 deans, 1 director

October 4, 2016

Every five years, academic deans and directors of the university’s schools and colleges undergo a comprehensive review to assess their academic and administrative leadership and performance in such areas as external relations and resource management. The review includes interviews with faculty, staff and students, and with external stakeholders. The provost appoints the members of the review committee.

This fall, reviews are underway for Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Director Paul Robbins; School of Human Ecology Dean Soyeon Shim; and School of Medicine and Public Health Dean Robert Golden.

Photo: Paul Robbins

Paul Robbins

Photo: Soyeon Shim

Soyeon Shim

Photo: Robert Golden

Robert Golden

The reviews are being led as follows:

  • Nelson Institute: Irwin Goldman (Horticulture; former interim dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) will chair the review of Director Paul Robbins.
  • Human Ecology: Jeanette Roberts (School of Pharmacy; former dean) will chair the review of Dean Soyeon Shim.
  • Medicine and Public Health: Phillip Certain (Chemistry; emeritus dean, College of Letters & Science) will chair the review of Dean Robert Golden.

The reviews are expected to finish by the end of the semester.