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Donna White Named Interim Dean of the U’s Graduate School

Donna M. White, U Graduate School interim dean.

Nov. 12, 2012 — The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah announces that Donna M. White has been appointed to serve as interim dean of the Graduate School, effective January 1, 2013.

White has been associate dean of the Graduate School since July 2010.  In that capacity she has been responsible for leadership of the Graduate Council reviews of departments and degree programs, and she has chaired the Graduate Admissions Committee. White holds a master’s of fine arts in modern dance and is professor of dance at the U.

Chuck Wight, outgoing dean, says “Donna has done a fantastic job as associate dean, and I know that she will continue to be a strong advocate for graduate students and programs.”

A full search for a permanent dean will be conducted during the spring 2013 semester.      


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