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July 27, 2000

Two deans appointed at St. Edward's University

Dr. Andrew Robson, a former professor of English at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will lead St. Edward's University School of Humanities. Robson, who earned his doctoral degree from the Australian National University, also served as chair of the English, Humanities, and Languages Department at Southeastern Oklahoma. He brings to St. Edwardês a wealth of experience on historical and current education and development issues on the Pacific Islands. Robson succeeds Marcia Kinsey, who retired as dean of the School of Humanities and has returned to teaching.

Dr. Roger Yu, former chair of the department of physics and the director of undergraduate research at Central Washington University, will lead St. Edward's University's School of Natural Sciences. He holds a doctoral degree in physics from Montana State University. Yu initiated Central Washington University's Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression, an annual event that provides students a forum for presenting the results of their original research projects. Yu succeeds Dr. J.D. Lewis, who was named vice president of the undergraduate college at St. Edwardês University and Dr. William Quinn, who served as interim dean of the school for a year.

St. Edward's University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university of 3,700 students in Austin. It was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

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