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KU community, public invited to presentations by College dean candidates

Thursday, August 13, 2015

LAWRENCE — Four candidates for the position of dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas will make public presentations during their respective campus visits.

The dean search committee, led by Professor of English Marta Caminero-Santangelo, invites students, faculty and staff to attend the presentations and provide feedback of their impressions. Each candidate will share their ideas on the topic “21st Century Challenges to Liberal Arts and Sciences (and how KU will address them).” The university will release information about each candidate roughly 48 hours before his or her talk. The schedule of public appearances is:

  • Candidate 1 presentation: 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24, in the Centennial Room, Kansas Union
  • Candidate 2 presentation: 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Centennial Room, Kansas Union
  • Candidate 3 presentation: 3-4 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Centennial Room, Kansas Union
  • Candidate 4 presentation: 3-4 p.m. Sept. 4 in Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union

Evaluations of all candidates are due by 8 a.m. Sept. 8.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the home of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, arts and languages at KU. It includes the School of the Arts the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, and the School of Public Affairs & Administration. It offers more than 100 majors, minors and certificates in 53 academic departments and programs, enrolling 15,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students and employing more than 600 faculty.

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