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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Todd Gleeson to step down after 9 years as CU-Boulder’s Arts and Sciences dean

By Boulder Weekly Staff

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore announced that he has accepted the resignation of Todd Gleeson as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at CU, effective June 30, 2012.

Gleeson, who was dean for nine years, will return as a professor in the department of integrative physiology.

“Todd Gleeson has been an effective leader of CU-Boulder’s largest college during a time of great transformation and growth,”  Moore says. “He has overseen the growth of student enrollment in Arts and Sciences programs from 13,850 to over 16,100 students, a 12 percent faculty expansion, and the introduction of a number of innovative new academic programs, all while managing significant budget challenges during his tenure as dean.”

Moore says Gleeson has also been the driving force behind fundraisers such as the upcoming Buffalo Bicycle Classic, which has raised $1.4 million for scholarships in Arts and Sciences since 2003.

“Throughout good times and bad, Todd has remained a good friend and colleague,”  Moore says. “I am delighted he is staying with us as a member of the faculty.”

Moore says a decision will be made on a search for a new dean sometime later this academic year, after consulting CU Chancellor Philip DiStefano and other CU officials.
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