Dr. Sergio La Porta named interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Sergio La Porta and Dr. Kathleen Godfrey

On August 5, Dr. Sergio La Porta, chair of the Philosophy Department, will assume the interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.

English Department Chair Dr. Kathleen Godfrey was also named interim associate dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, effective at the start of the semester.

As La Porta and Godfrey begin their new roles, the English and Philosophy departments will elect new chairs to fill the vacancies. 


On Thursday, June 27, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert M. Harper made the following announcement.

Dear Campus Community,

Please join me in congratulating the following three professors who will assume roles as interim associate deans for the upcoming academic year.

Dr. Sergio La Porta will become interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, effective Aug. 5. He is the Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies and is currently serving as chair of the Department of Philosophy.

Dr. Julie Olson-Buchanan will become interim associate dean of the Craig School of Business, effective at the start of the fall semester. She served as chair of the Department of Management for 10 years and has served this past academic year as interim associate dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development.

Dr. Kathleen Godfrey will become interim associate dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, effective at the start of the fall semester. She is currently serving as chair of the Department of English and is the former director of the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project housed in the Kremen School. She is also a former high school English teacher and has extensive experience in pre-service teacher education.

I appreciate their willingness to assume these important roles.

Robert M. Harper
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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