Wednesday, June 26, 2013

University of Louisiana System Board Approves UNO Appointments

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the appointment of five University of New Orleans administrators during its board meeting in Baton Rouge.

The board approved the appointments of: Gregg Lassen, vice president for business affairs; Kenneth Sewell, vice president for research and economic development; John Williams, dean of the College of Business Administration; Darrell Kruger, dean of the College of Education and Human Development; and Kevin Graves, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts. All of the appointments will go into effect on July 1, except that of Graves, whose appointment will begin Aug. 1.

Lassen comes to the University of New Orleans from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he served as vice president for finance and operations. He will succeed Linda Robison, who is retiring as vice president for business affairs after 39 years at UNO.

Sewell previously served as vice president for research and economic development at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Williams has been interim dean of the College of Business Administration since August 2010. His appointment to the permanent post followed a national search.

Kruger comes to UNO from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., where he was the interim associate vice president for research and graduate studies as well as manager of the Centers for Emerging Entrepreneurs.

Graves is currently senior associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He will fill the void left by Susan Krantz, who is retiring as dean after 30 years at the University.