New University College dean named

After a nationwide search for a new University College dean‚ the search committee found just the right candidate in its own backyard.

Georgia (May 11, 2006) — After a nationwide search for a new University College dean‚ the search committee found just the right candidate in its own backyard.

Ralph Rascati‚ a 21−year KSU veteran‚ was named dean May 8 and will take over for Dean Mary Lou Frank July 1. He will retain his current title‚ Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

University College serves all first−year students‚ as well as those who choose to pursue a new interdisciplinary degree or participate in one of many interdisciplinary programs. The college also oversees the honors program; First−‚ Sophomore− and Senior−Year Experience programs; Communities for Learning Success; English as a Second Language; and general education.

“His great work with the University College over the past few years‚ combined with his national involvement in retention‚ graduation and general education issues‚ have prepared him well for this new role‚” Vice President for Academic Affairs Lynn Black said.

Rascati said he is looking forward to his new role as dean.

“I’m absolutely thrilled with the prospect of taking the college to new levels of achievement‚” he said.

Valerie Whittlesey will take over as associate vice president for academic affairs‚ assuming many of Rascati’s current responsibilities‚ such as faculty hiring‚ tenure and promotion.

For more information on University College‚ visit www.kennesaw.edu/universitycollege.




 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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