Dr. Robert Scott Jr., chair of the Department of Justice Studies at Fort Hays State University, has been appointed as the interim dean of the FHSU College of Education and Technology for the 2010-2011 academic year.
"Based on his service as a provost and line officer at two institutions of higher education, I believe he will provide the necessary short-term leadership to maintain continuity and direction for the coming year," said Dr. Larry Gould, FHSU provost.
Scott said he has high hopes for the next academic year.
"I am honored to be able to help in any way I can as interim dean of the College of Education and Technology," he said. "I plan on working closely with the leadership team and faculty within the college to carry on the good work of Dr. Deb Mercer, outgoing dean of the college."
"In the coming year, a national search will be undertaken to find Dr. Mercer's permanent replacement. I am just happy to be able to contribute in any way possible to the growing success of the College."