Interim Dean Appointments Announced in Colleges of Business and Pharmacy and Health Sciences

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On July 1, Dr. Sharianne Walker was appointed interim dean of the College of Business. Dr. Walker has been chair and professor in the Department of Sport Management since 1996.

Dean Rob Kleine has resigned from the position of dean in which he served for three years. Dr. Kleine has joined the faculty in the Department of Marketing in the College of Business.

Also in July, Dr. James Knittel was named interim dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Knittel has conducted research in the area of peptide hormone structure activity relationships, design of peptidomimetics, and computer assisted drug design. He has received numerous faculty excellence awards and has been active in professional organizations, serving as chair of the Section of Chemistry of AACP and as treasurer, chair, chair-elect, and Alternate Councilor of the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Evan Robinson, founding dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, left the University to become Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University in Omaha, NE.