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Georgia Southern dean seeks Arkansas position

Dr. Thomas R. Koballa Jr., the dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University, is a candidate for a dean position at the University of Arkansas.

According to an announcement posted Monday on Arkansas' website, Koballa is one of three candidates for dean of the College of Education and Health Professions.

Koballa is scheduled to visit Arkansas' campus on March 16 and 17, according to the announcement.

The other two candidates the university lists are Jacqueline Edmondson, associate vice president and associate dean for undergraduate education at Pennsylvania State University, who is scheduled to visit Arkansas Tuesday, and Michael McLendon, associate dean of Southern Methodist University's Simmons School of Education and Human Development, who visited last week.

Tom Smith, who has been dean of the Arkansas college since 2010, will return to the special education faculty this fall. He holds the rank of university professor of special education and served one year as interim dean before being appointed to the position, according to the university's announcement.


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