Faculty leadership roles undergo transformation

Washburn Review

 The Washburn University College of Arts and Sciences is undergoing several changes this summer.

Gordon McQuere, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, announced Friday, May 14, by e-mail that Mo Godman, director of the Master of Liberal Studies program, and Rick Barker, director of the Bachelor of Integrated Studies program, will no longer be serving in these roles. Godman is beginning a program of phased retirement, while Barker is stepping from the BIS director position to concentrate on role in the Computer Information and Sciences department. Associate dean Bruce Mactavish will assume leadership for both of the programs for one year until new directors are named.

Further changes to the College of Arts and Sciences were the retirements of Bruce Zelkovitz, chair of the department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Howard Faulkner, chair of the English department. Cheryl Childers will be assuming the role of department chair for Sociology and Anthropology, while Tom Averill will become interim chair for the English department and Danny Wade will assume the role of associate chair.

“I know that all join me in wishing our departing colleagues well and in welcoming new colleagues to these important roles,” said McQuere in the e-mail.