Effective May 15, Jennifer Lundgren will serve as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and John Herron will serve as interim executive associate dean.
Dean Wayne Vaught is leaving UMKC after 21 years. He has accepted a new position as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Utah Valley University.
As interim dean, Lundgren will hold primary responsibility for the strategic direction of the college as well as taking specific responsibility for graduate education, research and finance. As interim executive associate dean, Herron will take responsibility for day-to-day operations, undergraduate education and personnel matters for the school.
Lundgren and Herron will serve in these interim roles until a new dean is hired following a national search that the university is preparing for early in the fall semester.