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Published: Wednesday, 8/13/2008

UT names interim dean of arts and sciences college


The University of Toledo has named an interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Nina McClelland, a chemist and UT alumna, has accepted a one-year appointment to lead the college until a permanent replacement is selected for Yueh-Ting Lee, who announced his resignation last month.

Ms. McClelland received her bachelor s and master s degrees from UT in 1951 and 1963, respectively, and has remained active with the university as an adjunct professor and chairman of the dean s advisory board.

Ms. McClelland spent more than 30 years with NSF International, a nonprofit organization that certifies products and writing standards for food, water, and other consumer goods. Since 1995, she has run her own consulting firm.

She comes at a challenging time in the college following a faculty vote of no-confidence in Dean Lee, his resignation three months later, and a pending external assessment.

"She is keenly aware of the strengths and the challenges of the college," UT Provost Rosemary Haggett said in an announcement Wednesday to the campus community. "I am thrilled she will be joining us in this leadership role."

Mr. Lee, who s resignation as dean is effective Sept. 19, will remain at UT in the new position of associate vice president for analysis and assessment in the human resources department.

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