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New leaders named in CLAS
February 9, 1998
Two veteran professors and a long-time laboratory director have been named to leadership positions in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, two filling slots vacated by retirements and the third enhancing the college's communications between the regional campuses and Storrs, Dean Ross D. MacKinnon has announced.
Mark Swanson, a physics professor and former director of the Stamford campus, has been named associate dean, and will report to MacKinnon on regional campus issues. Swanson was director of the Stamford campus.
Two other appointments fill slots vacated by retirement.
Ronald Growney, currently head of the Department of Psychology, will replace Timothy Killeen as associate dean, and will be responsible for CLAS matters related to the sciences. And Paul Betts, who works in the Macromolecular Characterization Facility of the Biotechnology Center, has been named assistant dean for biological services and director of academic renovations. He replaces David McCarthy. Appointments for Betts and Swanson took effect January 21. Growney will take over July 1. The college will conduct a search for a new psychology department head.
Growney has been on UConn's faculty since 1972, Swanson since 1979.
Paul Goodwin, the college's associate dean for humanities, and Jane Knox, assistant dean and director of the Liberal Arts Academic Advisory Center, will continue in their current positions.