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Dean John Roberts to Leave the University January 30, 2015

Dear CLASS Faculty and Staff:

Earlier this month, I received and accepted the resignation of Dr. John Roberts, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.  His last day at the University is January 31, 2015.  I greatly appreciate all of Dean Roberts' contributions to the University of Houston and valued his leadership.  I wish Dr. Roberts the very best in his next endeavor.

I have asked Dr. Steven Craig, Associate Dean, to step in as Interim Dean and assume all the responsibilities and decision-making authority of the Dean.  I thank Dr. Craig for being willing to assume this important responsibility.

In the next few weeks, I will appoint the co-chairs of the search committee and the committee members.  The search committee will be assisted by the firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.  The co-chairs and I will hold an open faculty forum to learn more about the type of leader desired by the College.  I hope all of you will attend and express your thoughts.  As always, I welcome your input and suggestions.

Paula Myrick Short
Provost