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College of Liberal Arts and Science
July 2011

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Susan Beatty as the next Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Science at Portland State University.  Dr. Beatty currently serves as Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado – Boulder where her current responsibilities include leadership and administration of all natural science departments.  She has participated in a number of significant projects at the University level including the development of a plan for the expansion of the CU-Boulder campus.

Selected through an extensive national search that concluded this summer, she will assume her new role on January 1, 2012, but plans to begin the transition before she arrives.  She and Interim Dean Dick Knight, who has agreed to remain in that role until January, will be working together on the transition and developing plans for moving the CLAS forward.

Roy W. Koch, Provost

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Susan W. Beatty, Ph.D. -  Administrative Resume / Curriculum Vitae