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The University of Missouri–St. Louis has tapped Andrew Kersten, dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho, to become the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Interim Dean Teresa Thiel will continue serving in that role until Kersten assumes his new position on Aug. 1.

“I am so pleased that Dr. Kersten will be joining our community,” said Kristin Sobolik, UMSL’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs “He has excellent broad-based administrative experience including growing and nurturing interdisciplinary connections and community. He understands the importance of student success and faculty development and will be a great member of our UMSL team.”

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