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Erskine Smith Named Interim Dean of Education and Human Services

May 27, 2014


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MACOMB, IL -- Erskine Smith, associate dean for administration in Western Illinois University's College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), has been named interim dean of the college, effective immediately, according to WIU Provost Ken Hawkinson.

Smith replaces Sterling Saddler, who requested to step down as dean and to be reassigned to the Department of Educational Leadership.

"I am grateful to the service Dr. Saddler has provided to the college and the University since his arrival," Hawkinson said. "Dr. Smith brings many years of administrative experience to the position. I am confident he will continue the college's standard of excellence."

Smith has served as the COEHS associate dean for administration since July 2010, after serving as the interim associate dean position for one year. Prior to serving as the interim associate dean for administration in Western's COEHS, Smith was the chair of the dietetics, fashion merchandising and hospitality (DFMH) department. Before coming to WIU, Smith served as chair and associate professor of family and consumer sciences at the University of Mississippi.

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