From the official press release:
CORVALLIS, Ore. â€“ Lawrence R. Rodgers, an associate dean at Kansas State University with a track record of liberal arts advocacy, fundraising, and creating new learning opportunities for students, has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University.
He will begin his new position on Sept. 8, succeeding Larry Roper, who has held the position on an interim basis since May of 2007. Roper will return to full-time duties as OSUâ€™s vice provost for student affairs.
Rodgers has been associate dean of Kansas Stateâ€™s College of Arts and Sciences since 2002, and a member of its faculty since 1989. After earning his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he went to Kansas State as an assistant professor of English and was named head of the department in 1995, a position he held until becoming associate dean in 2002.
He has been a campus leader at Kansas State on many initiatives, including establishing a first-year experience program, creating a new university-wide strategic plan, revamping the honors program, and chairing the international activity council.
As a College of Liberal Arts Alumnus (Economics & Psychology, 2006) myself I am thrilled that Dr. Rodgers has chosen to join the OSU community and will be watching new developments under Dr. Rodgers’ leadership within the college with great interest.
Welcome to Corvallis and Beaver Nation, Larry Rodgers!