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Kathleen JaggerJagger appointed interim vice president and dean of the college

Associate Vice President and Associate Dean of the College Kathleen Jagger became interim vice president and dean of the college on August 1, replacing William F. Pollard, who stepped down from his position effective July 31.

A national search for a permanent dean of the college will begin this fall, with the position expected to be filled by the summer of 2013.

“Kathleen is a proven teacher and administrator, and I look forward to working with her on a broader spectrum of issues,” said President R. Owen Williams. “I am deeply grateful to her for agreeing to serve in this important capacity.”

Jagger came to Transylvania in 2002 as professor of biology. She became associate dean of the college in a half-time position in 2007 while continuing as a biology professor, then became full-time associate vice president and associate dean of the college in 2011.

Her major responsibilities have been in mentoring, advising, retention, diversity, and academic support services. She is vice chair of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan Development Committee and serves on the President’s Advisory Committee.

Jagger holds a B.A. from DePauw University, an M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is a recipient of Transylvania’s Bingham Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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