Joan B. Hirt is appointed interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Perhaps best noted for her work in fostering and supporting transdisciplinary activities,Sue Ott Rowlands served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts from July of 2007 through December 2013. Under her leadership, the Center for 21st
Century Studies, a nomadic study abroad program, was established. She also provided an informed voice during the planning phases of the Center for the Arts, tapping on her background in theatre arts. Ott Rowlands established three priority areas for the college: undergraduate research, international initiatives, and diversity.
Sue Ott Rowlands named Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
A letter from Dean Jerry Niles encapsulates his four-year tenure as dean and ends with the Nikki Giovanni quote: “We are better than we think and not quite what we want to be.”
The University moves ahead with its restructuring plans under Provost Mark McNamee, and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences is formed. A transition council is formed to build bridges between the faculty of the former colleges (College of Human Sciences and Education (CHSE) and the liberal arts departments of the College of Arts and Sciences) and the new one with the goal of developing a culture and a structure that recognize the need for diversity and unity. Jerry Niles, interim dean of the CHSE, is named dean.
June 19, 2002
It is determined that the term “Human Resources” no longer accurately describes the disciplines offered by the college; and was often confused with the description of personnel affairs in the field of business. Given the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) identifies the disciplines as “Human Sciences” and is organized as the Board on Human Sciences of NASULGC; the College of Human Resources and Education was changed to the College of Human Sciences and Education.
Dean Peggy Meszaros heads the College of Human Resources
The College of Home Economics is renamed the College of Human Resources. Its four departments reorganize into: the Department of Clothing and Textiles; the Department of Family and Child Development; the Department of Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management; and the Department of Human Nutrition and Foods.
Sanford J. Ritchey becomes Dean of the College of Home Economics at the beginning of the fall term.
For an extended history of the College of Home Economics from 1921-1982, please click here.