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New Leadership, Bright Future

For the first time since 2015, Angelo State has undergone a significant change in its academic leadership with new deans appointed in half of ASU’s academic colleges.

Three new deans now head up the College of Education, College of Graduate Studies and Research, and College of Arts and Humanities – and the leadership transition took place over a span of less than three months in spring 2019.

It began in March when Dr. Scarlet Clouse was appointed the new dean of the College of Education. She officially began her duties on Aug. 1 and oversees all academic programs and services in the Department of Teacher Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educator Preparation Program. She came to ASU from her position as dean of the College of Education at University of the Southwest in Hobbs, N.M., and replaced long-time former dean Dr. John Miazga, who retired this summer.

Then in April, ASU promoted one of its own as Dr. Micheal Salisbury was appointed the new dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research. An ASU alum and previously chair of the Department of Agriculture, he officially began his duties on June 1 and oversees ASU’s 43 graduate degrees, certificate and certification programs, as well as research programs for faculty, undergraduates and graduate students. He replaced Dr. Susan Keith, who has returned to the teaching faculty in the ASU Department of Kinesiology.

The final change was completed in May with another promotion from within as Dr. John Klingemann was appointed the new dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. Formerly chair of the Department of History, he officially began his duties on July 1 and oversees all academic programs and services in the departments of Communication and Mass Media, English and Modern Languages, History, Political Science and Philosophy, Security Studies and Criminal Justice, and Visual and Performing Arts. He replaced the previous dean, Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne.

With their first full academic year now underway, we encourage the entire ASU Ram Family to welcome our new deans as they help lead Angelo State University into an even bigger and brighter future.