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    UA selects dean of students

    Thursday, January 17, 1985

    Rosalind E. Andreas will become the first woman dean of students in the history of the University of Arizona, pending the state Board of Regents’ approval in March.

    Andreas, 43, is currently dean of students at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., could begin at the UA on June 1, Dudley B. Woodard, UA vice president for student affairs said yesterday.

    She was chosen from more than 166 applicants for her “”outstanding national reputation, strong academic background and experience in student affairs,”” Woodard said.

    “”I am really excited about the appointment and really looking forward to it,”” Andreas said yesterday during a telephone interview.

    She added that while she has no immediate plans, she is looking forward to hearing what the students, faculty and staff are doing.

    Andreas indicated in a letter earlier this month she would accept the position if approved.

    “”We are delighted with her appointment,”” Woodard said, adding that she will make “”a strong addition to the university community.””

    The appointment will probably not go to the regents for approval until the March meeting since February is reserved as policy meeting and the recommendation is not on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting, he said.

    Andreas’ annual salary would be $57,500. The selection was made following a nationwide search that began in December 1983, he added.

    The search focused on nominations by professional organizations, individuals, and through advertisements in national newspapers and trade journals, Woodard said.

    Andreas was given more than the necessary individual recommendations required, he said.

    Woodard said he was pleased with the selection and has worked with her at Oakland University when she was director of community services. He was dean of student life there at the time.

    Andreas said she is looking forward to the experience of working with Woodard again.

    “”We worked very well together at Oakland,”” she said.

    Andreas has been dean of students at Oakland University since 1981, an 11.000-student state school, where she also served as director of campus information, programs and organizations from 1976 to 1981.

    She received a bachelor’s degree in English, with highest distinction, from Bethel College in Kansa in 1962, a master’s degree in speech communication and human relations from the University of Kansas is 1963, a master’s degree in speech communication and human relations from the University of Kansas in 1973 after 10 years of teaching in Shawnee Mission Public Schools in Kansas and a doctorate in education from the Center of Study of Higher Education at the University of Michigan in 1984.

    Interim Dean of Students Clifford M. Lytle will return to his full-time position as professor of political science when Andreas takes the post. Lytle served as interim dean following the retirement of Robert S. Svobin in December 1983.

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