Leadership Team Changes
Dr. Chris Cherry will begin June 2 as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Chris received his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. from Texas A&M and is currently Executive Director of Student Success at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Due to Dr. Mary Alfred’s increased responsibilities relating to the Educating Leaders Grand Challenge, Dr. George Cunningham will assume research oversight for the college on June 1. His title will be Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs. Dr. Alfred will continue to serve as Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.
At their May meeting, the Board of Regents approved adding the Human Clinical Research facility to the System’s Capital Plan. The facility will be near the PEAP building and adjacent to the proposed HLKN academic building. The facility will include meeting rooms, rehab areas, assessment rooms and nursing stations. Architect bids will be requested this month. Once an architect is chosen, the facility is expected to be open in two years.
Dean Carr is working with architects to renovate Milner Hall. This project will begin by the end of the year and take approximately a year to complete. Once renovated, Milner will house TCALL and the Counseling Assessment Clinic.
Due to the extraordinary generosity of friends and colleagues, the Douglas J. Palmer Endowed Chair in Educational Psychology has been established. In recognition of his exceptional record as a researcher and educational leader, Dr. Victor Willson, head of Educational Psychology, has been named the inaugural holder of the Palmer Chair.
Applications are being accepted for the Peggy Ritchey Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to a child or grandchild of a current or retired member of the CEHD support staff. Application deadline is July 16. Contact Jessica Alvarado for details.
The Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 5K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk on Thursday, May 29 at 4:00 p.m. All interested faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. While employees should obtain approval from their supervisors to leave work early, you are not required to take annual leave to attend the event. Registration deadline is May 22. Since the University is a Chamber member, the registration fee is only $12.
CEHD graduation will be held Saturday, May 10 at 9:00 a.m. My thanks to our faculty and staff who have provided instruction and guidance to the 830+ students who will graduate this semester.
As the semester winds down and the summer officially begins, this will be my last newsletter until September. Please mark your calendars for our annual welcome back luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, August 20. Exact start time and location to be announced.