University of Kansas Names Interim Provost

By: AP
By: AP

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The University of Kansas has named its
dean of the college of liberal arts and sciences as interim
provost.
Chancellor Robert Hemenway announced Monday that he is
appointing Joseph Steinmetz to replace departing provost, Richard
Lariviere.
Lariviere is the finalist for president of the University of
Oregon. Hemenway is also expected to leave his post on June 30 and
a national search is under way to replace him.
The provost oversees the Lawrence campus' academic and
operational issues. Steinmetz will also continue to serve as dean.
Steinmetz has led the college of liberal arts and sciences with
17,000 students and 53 departments since 2006.
Steinmetz is also a behavioral neuroscientist and maintains a
neuroscience lab.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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