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Dr. Robeson Named Interim Dean of Arts & Sciences

Jun 19, 2008
Dr. Lisa G. RobesonLisa G. Robeson, Ph.D., associate professor of English, has been named as interim dean of Ohio Northern University's Getty College of Arts & Sciences, effective July 7. The college has 15 departments offering over 50 majors and concentrations and a faculty of 135.

Robeson takes on the leadership of the College of Arts & Sciences while a national search is underway for a successor to Dr. Robert A. Manzer, who has accepted a position of vice president for academic affairs at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.

ONU President Dr. Kendall L. Baker said, "Ohio Northern's College of Arts & Sciences is a cornerstone of the University, providing liberal arts, math, science and related courses for every undergraduate on our campus. The college has made bold moves to expand its programs and reach out to the community in recent years. I am confident this effort will continue under the excellent leadership I know Dean Robeson will provide. We look forward to continued growth in these areas."

Robeson said, "This is a year in which we're beginning some exciting new initiatives in the College of Arts & Sciences, and I look forward to working with faculty and administration in moving these forward."

Robeson joined ONU's faculty in 2002. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, her master's degree from Georgetown University and her Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.
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