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