E. Grasso (left) and Richard Handler
associate dean posts filled
Melvyn P. Leffler has appointed two new associate deans to accommodate
growth in the College
and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Handler, professor of anthropology, has taken on the new position
of associate dean for undergraduate academic programs. The former
anthropology department chair is now responsible for development
of the undergraduate curriculum and works with the assistant deans
of the College, also known as association deans, who handle academic
advising. Creation of the new position allows associate dean Stephen
Plog, who formerly handled both the College and the Graduate School,
to concentrate on the graduate program, while Handler will chart
the academic growth of the College.
E. Grasso was named to the new position of associate dean for
planning and operations. Grasso will coordinate capital projects,
including the Digital Academical Village and the Arts Precinct,
serve as a liaison to external constituencies, and engage in strategic
planning for the College. Previously he was vice president of
finance and administration at Allegheny College and budget director
at Colgate University.