Interim Associate Dean for HAS

by Paul Titus | Nov 05, 2018
Dr. Gary Kuleck - Provost and V. P. of Academic Affairs

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dan Peterson, Department Chair and Professor, Communication Department (COM) as Interim Associate Dean for the College of Health, Arts & Sciences.

Dan has served Oregon Tech in many capacities, including participating on the Oregon Tech Board of Trustees, chairing the Communication Department, chairing the Faculty Senate and the Graduate Council, and co-chairing the General Education Reform Ad-Hoc Committee; participating on committees such as the Commission on College Teaching, Financial Aid, Online Education, and Assessment; serving as a student academic advisor; contributing to the community in many capacities; and supporting his discipline as a member of the Northwest Communication Association Executive Committee.

Dan will continue with some teaching responsibilities and in his new role he will also be responsible for working with Chairs, faculty and University leadership to achieve the strategic vision and mission of HAS working with university leadership to accomplish this. 

Dan’s appointment was announced and was effective October 30th, and will continue until June 30th, 2019.  It is anticipated that an internal search process will be conducted in early spring to appoint an Associate Dean for the College of HAS for fiscal year 2019-2020. Please join me in congratulating Dan on this important appointment.