• David Yen, dean of the School of Business and Economic, joined the college July 1. He previously was at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he was the Raymond E. Glos Professor in Business, director of the China Business Program and a distinguished scholar of the graduate faculty. Yen earned a Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1985, and also holds master's degrees in computer science and business administration.
Searches continue for founding deans for the other two schools.
In the meantime, Richard Lee, associate professor of English and immediate past faculty senator, will serve as interim dean of the School of Education and Human Ecology.
And Wade Thomas, professor of economics and former associate dean of the economics and business division, will serve as interim dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.