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New Dean of CLASS Announced

Antonio TillisProvost Paula Myrick Short recently announced the selection of Dr. Antonio Tillis for the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Dr. Tillis joins the University of Houston from the College of Charleston having served as Dean for the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. His appointment will be reported to the University of Houston System Board of Regents at the December 1, 2016 meeting.

Dr. Short thanks the search committee and its co-chairs, University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard Baynes, and Dr. Roberto Tejada, professor of English and Art History, for their service in this important search. The selection process included the valuable input of our faculty, students, staff, and community members. Additionally, she thanks Dr. Steven Craig for serving as Interim Dean for the last two years.

Dr. Tillis is expected to begin his duties on February 1, 2017.  Please welcome him to our University.