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Honors College dean interviews to begin soon

Candidates include one USC faculty member, three officials from other universities

Four candidates for dean of the USC Honors College will be interviewed in March and April, according to a press release by USC’s Office of Media Relations.

The only candidate from USC, Steven Lynn, will interview  March 21-22. Lynn is the senior associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and former chair of the English department.

Robert Pratt, a professor and recent chair of the history department at the University of Georgia, will visit from March 2-3.

George Arasimowicz, a founding dean of Arts, Media and Communication at Wheaton College and recent dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of California at Dominguez Hills, will visit from March 29-30.

Marjean Purinton, associate dean of the Honors College at Texas Technical University in Lubbock, will visit from April 11-12.

The candidates were selected by a search committee led by Dean Thomas Chandler of the Arnold School of Public Health. Dean Tayloe Harding of the School of Music has served as interim dean of the Honors College since August.


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