USI names new dean

A university administrator and professor at a public university in Ohio will be the new dean of the Bower Suhrheinrich College of Education and Human Services at the University ofSouthern Indiana.

Linda L. M. Bennett, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced that Julie H. Edmister of Bowling Green State University, the 14th largest producer of teachers in the United States, will assume the duties of dean on July 1.

She is filling the position held by C. Thomas Pickering, who came as  dean in 1988.  He retired in 2007 and Jane Davis-Brezette has been acting dean since then.

At BGSU Dr. Edmister leads a state-wide pilot licensure program for K12 school administrators holding "alternative principal licenses" in collaboration with the Hamilton County Educational Service Center.

She co-chaired a statewide task force on Ohio Principal Standards alignment in 2006-07, which was a collaborative initiative involving faculty members from 11 public institutions, 18 private institutions, and two community colleges.