Dean exchange

Heads of Chico State departments come and go

Chico State University has named a new dean of College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Robert Knight (pictured), currently serving as associate vice chancellor for undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire, will replace Joel Zimbelman in the position on Aug. 1.

“It is a wonderful opportunity, and it will be great to get to know the university and community,” Knight said in a Tuesday (May 28) Chico State press release.

In related news, Michael Ward, dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management (ECC), left that position at the end of the academic year last week. Ward, a 25-year employee of Chico State, will return to teach in his home department, mechanical engineering.