CU-COLORADO SPRINGS NAMES NEW DEAN OF LETTERS, ARTS AND SCIENCES

Tom Hutton 262-3439

May. 22, 2002

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Contact: Tom Hutton 262-3439

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CU-COLORADO SPRINGS NAMES NEW DEAN OF LETTERS, ARTS AND SCIENCES

COLORADO

SPRINGS, COLO — Linda L. Nolan, special assistant to the chancellor

at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will be the new dean of

the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado

at Colorado Springs, university officials announced today, May 22.

Nolan will succeed

Tom Christensen who has served as interim dean since August 2001. Christensen

will return to the CU-Colorado Springs faculty. Christensen replaced

Elizabeth Grobsmith who served as dean from 1996 to 2001, leaving to

become dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at

Utah State University, Logan.

"Linda Nolan

has accomplished great things at U Mass," Chancellor Pam Shockley

said. "I am confident that under her leadership, the College of

Letters, Arts and Sciences will continue to grow and thrive. I look

forward to welcoming Dr. Nolan to the CU family and the Colorado Springs

community."

Nolan currently

serves as special assistant to the chancellor at U Massachusetts. Last

year, she served as an American Council on Education Fellow at Arizona

State University. Earlier, she served as interim dean of Commonwealth

College and director of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Honors

Program. She is a professor of environmental health sciences and holds

a bachelor’s degree in microbiology/chemistry from Pennsylvania State

University, College Park, and both master’s and doctoral degrees in

nutrition/biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

As principal investigator, she is responsible for generating $3.25 million

in federally sponsored research projects.

"I am honored

to accept this position," Nolan said. "I look forward to helping

the university create an environment that encourages all faculty, staff

and students to participate actively in social, intellectual and artistic

life and to develop and realize their aspirations."

Nolan served on

a variety of committees at U Mass and worked with four other colleges

in the area to develop the Five College Native American Studies Certificate

Program. She worked to improve minority enrollment at the college level

and served as a mentor to minority students. Nolan is of Native American

descent.

The College of Letters,

Arts and Sciences includes bachelor of arts and bachelor of science

degrees as well as a bachelor of arts with a teaching certificate emphasis

and master of arts and master of science degrees. Students may choose

from seventeen majors, nine pre-professional programs or six master’s

degree programs. In fall 2001, 3,333 students were enrolled in the programs.

CU-Colorado Springs,

located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast Colorado Springs, is the

fastest growing university in Colorado and one of the fastest growing

universities in the nation. The university offers 25 bachelor’s degrees,

17 master’s and two doctoral degrees. The campus enrolls about 7,000

students annually.

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