Interim deans named for College of Ag, Libraries

James Pritchell
Dawn Paschal
Brandon Benir

The transition to new leadership at Colorado State University continues. As of Oct. 1, James Pritchett has been named interim dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Dawn Paschal is the interim dean of CSU Libraries.

In addition, Brandon Bernier, who became director of ACNS about a year ago, is now serving as assistant vice president for Information Technology.

Former College of Ag dean Ajay Menon stepped down in August to become president and CEO of the CSU Research Foundation. Pat Burns, who had been serving as both dean of Libraries and vice president of IT, has moved to the CSU System with responsibilities for information technology across all three campuses: Fort Collins, CSU-Pueblo, and CSU Global.

Paschal will be in her interim role until Dec. 1, when Karen Estlund from Penn State becomes Dean of Libraries. The search for a permanent VP of IT will be restarted shortly, according to Provost Rick Miranda.