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February 2009

Release Date: Feb. 6, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Sciences Dean Named Secretary of State Association

Dr. Grady Price Blount, dean of the Angelo State University College of Sciences, was elected secretary of the Texas Association of Deans of Liberal Arts and Sciences (TADLAS) at the organization’s annual conference Jan. 28-29 in Denton.

As the secretary, Blount will be responsible for transcribing notes, posting minutes, writing white papers and performing research for the TADLAS president. Dr. Kevin Lambert, dean of the ASU College of Liberal and Fine Arts, is the outgoing president of TADLAS. His replacement is Dr. Ann Staton from Texas Woman’s University.

The purpose of TADLAS is to promote all aspects of higher education in the arts and sciences. All Texas colleges and universities recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board are institutional members. All deans, associate deans and assistant deans responsible for any of the liberal arts and sciences at member institutions are voting members.

Blount joined the ASU faculty in 2006 and is also a professor of geology. Prior to his arrival at ASU, he was the assistant vice president for research and associate graduate dean at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He also taught previously at the University of North Dakota.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Corpus Christi State University, a master’s degree from Sul Ross State University and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He also completed the Management Development Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. His wife, Dr. Kit Price Blount, is a senior research scientist in the ASU College of Graduate Studies.