The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville on Monday announced Todd Shields as the new dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the university’s largest academic unit.
Shields, dean of the university’s graduate school and international education, has been interim dean of Fulbright College since August. He will begin his new job March 24.
Fulbright College, which provides the core curriculum for all UA students, is home to 19 departments and more than 30 academic and interdisciplinary programs as well as nine research centers.
“Fulbright College is at the heart of everything we do, and it is critical to have a dean who understands that role,” Provost Sharon Gaber said in a news release. “For the past several months, Dr. Shields has led two... [ MORE ]