The University of Idaho announced Friday that Andrew Kersten has been appointed dean for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Kersten will begin his new duties June 29, 2014. He serves currently as UW-Green Bay’s associate provost for academic affairs and director of graduate studies. He has been a member of the faculty and taught history here since 1997, and is one of only two professors in UW-Green Bay history to be a four-time recipient of the Founders Association Award for Excellence. He earned the award in the category of community outreach in fall 2009, for scholarship in 2008 and for teaching in 2007, and shared the 2006 Founders Award for collaborative achievement on the Voyageur local history magazine. At Idaho, Kersten will oversee the largest academic division with nearly 4,100 students in 11 departments and numerous programs. Kersten told us he intends to remain on the job here through much or most of the spring semester before transitioning to his new duties in Moscow, Idaho. See the U of I news release.
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