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Dean Search Under Way

The search for a new dean of Undergraduate Studies is underway. The committee, chaired by Dr. Elizabeth Cullingford of the English department, is now formed and casting a nationwide net. The group will advise the President on his selection of the new dean. The call for applications and nominations begins:

We are seeking a strong and visionary leader with a national academic reputation, significant administrative experience, demonstrated ability for consensus building, and a passion for teaching and creating world-class, innovative undergraduate education at a top-tier research university. read the full description

The inaugural dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Paul Woodruff, stepped down from his post August 31, 2012. Dr. Larry Abraham has served as interim dean since September 1. “The university is very fortunate that Larry Abraham has agreed to serve as interim dean while we engage in a search for a permanent dean,” said Provost Steven Leslie. “As associate dean, Larry has worked closely with Dr. Woodruff, and he has contributed greatly to the enhancement of critical initiatives, such as the Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling, in the School of Undergraduate Studies. I am confident that Larry will provide stability, continuity and vision for the school during our search process for the permanent dean.”

About Interim Dean Abraham

Dr. Abraham received his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio; his master of science degree from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kan.; and his doctorate in education from Columbia University. He joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin in 1975, teaching courses in biomechanics and neural c