Dr. Marsha Weber, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, has announced that Dr. Lisa Karch, current Graduate Studies Director, has accepted the position of Interim Dean of Graduate and Extended Learning, on a two year appointment beginning July 1, 2018.  This position was created to help align our current graduate and online/extended learning functions to create synergy and identify opportunities for strategic investment at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The position of Dean of Online and Extended Learning, currently held by Dr. Julie Zaloudek, will be replaced by a Director of Online Learning who will report to the Dean of Graduate and Extended Learning. The director position has not been filled at this point, but we are moving forward on a process to appoint someone to the position. We thank Dr. Karch for her willingness to serve in the interim position and also want to thank Dr. Zaloudek, who will remain in her current position until June 30, 2018,  for her service to MSUM.