Struppa Resumes Post of CAS Dean

Posted: March 6, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Heather Aleknavage

Following a seven-month sabbatical of climbing and writing, Daniele Struppa has returned to his position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He instituted several changes in the administration of the Dean’s Office during his first month back and is currently working on the strategic plan for the college for the next three-and-a-half years.

Struppa appointed Dee Ann Holisky senior associate dean. Holisky has been associate dean for Academic Programs since 1997 and served as acting dean during Struppa’s absence. She will coordinate and oversee the operational arm of the college while continuing to manage the academic programs in CAS.

Following the resignation of Jim Conant, associate dean for budget, Struppa decided to seek a director of finance and human resources. A search is underway for a person to fill the position.

Restructuring the Dean’s Office will allow Struppa to concentrate his activities on the bigger picture, including the allocation of resources as the growth and development of the college continues. He will maintain CAS representation at the university level and work on the capital campaign, while focusing on decentralizing many departmental administrative processes. In addition, the offices in College Hall are undergoing a physical reorganization.

An avid mountain climber, Struppa faced some of the larger peaks in the Alps, Caucasus, Himalayas, and Andes during his seven-month sabbatical. He also worked on a book on computational algebraic analysis and on several international collaborative papers.

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