Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced today that Larry Singell Jr. has been appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington.
Singell, the associate dean for social sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon, is an economist whose research focuses on the economics of higher education. He will assume his duties at IU Bloomington July 1, 2011, subject to confirmation by the IU Board of Trustees.
"Larry Singell brings outstanding credentials to the position of dean," Hanson said. "He has had a range of extraordinarily successful administrative experience at the University of Oregon, including budgetary experience in a system like Indiana's. He is a passionate and eloquent proponent of liberal arts education, and he will be an energetic and persuasive advocate for the College of Arts and Sciences. His research expertise in the economics of higher education gives him insights into the challenges facing universities today, and he is determined to use those insights to support the research and teaching in all areas of the College."