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Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 10:24:35 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <email@example.com> Subject: Steven Leigh named new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs
FROM: Russell L. Moore, provost
SENDER: Office of the Provost
DATE: May 1, 2012
SUBJECT: Steven Leigh named new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Today I am pleased to introduce Steven Leigh as the new dean of CU-Boulder's
College of Arts and Sciences. Leigh currently serves as an associate dean in
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. The appointment is effective July 1, 2012.
Steven Leigh was the consensus first choice of the search committee, which
consisted of faculty from across the many disciplines represented in the
During Leigh's years at the University of Illinois he has gained national
recognition for contributing in the areas of interdisciplinary research,
teaching and public service. He has an impressive combination of scholarly
achievement and administrative experience and I believe he is the right person
to lead the college through upcoming opportunities and challenges.
A biological anthropologist, Leigh's research focuses on both human and
primate evolution and integrates many different kinds of data across the
discipline of anthropology, including information from genetics, anatomy,
archaeology, and socio-cultural anthropology. His research has substantially
altered the view of the evolution of human growth and development.
Prior to being the associate dean, Leigh was the head of the department of
anthropology from 2006 to 2010. He is a full professor in biological
anthropology and holds faculty appointments in the College of Medicine and the
Institute for Genomic Biology.
Leigh has been on the faculty at the University of Illinois since 1994 and
previously held teaching and research appointments at the State University of
New York, Stony Brook, and at Northwestern University.
He received his B.A. in anthropology from Northwestern University in 1980, his
M.A. in anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1985 and
his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1992.
For more information please see the news release at http://www.colorado.edu
Leigh will succeed Todd Gleeson, who will return to the faculty in the
Department of Integrative Physiology after 10 years in the post. I want to
thank Dean Gleeson for being an effective leader during the last 10 years while
the college was going through significant growth and challenges.
Please join me in welcoming Steven Leigh to the CU-Boulder community,
Russell L. Moore, provost
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