EHS dean search scheduled for 2019-20 academic year

EHS Building

The Education and Human Services building on Feb. 1.

The search for the next dean of the College of Education and Human Services will begin during the 2019-20 academic year.

The search is not being delayed, it is scheduled for a time that is appropriate to the needs of EHS, according to University Communications.

“At this time, there is a need for stability in leadership as we work to resolve the areas where there was no final recommendation from Committee I (stemming from the Academic Organizational Review),” said Special Assistant to the Provost Jon Humiston.

The recommendations in the Academic Organizational Review were:

  • Divide Department of Human Environmental Studies into three departments: Department of Fashion, Interior Design and Merchandising, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and Department of Food and Nutrition. 
  • Move Department of Food and Nutrition to the College of Health Professions. 
  • Move Gerontology faculty to the School of Health Sciences in CHP. 
  • Create a Center for Administration and Leadership Studies.

Other possible changes from the review include:

  • Redefine the Professional Education Unit (PEU)
  • Consider splitting the Department of Counseling and Special Education
  • Consider dividing the Department of Educational Leadership

Interim Dean of CEHS, Elizabeth Kirby, replaced ​Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, who was appointed president of Clarion University of Pennsylvania.