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GPC interim president reassigns faculty

By David Schick


Rob Watts, GPC’s interim president, announced today that Dr. Alan Jackson, the vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Beth Jensen, the dean of English, would be returning to their faculty roles as “professor of English.”

Watts wrote in a email to GPC employees that he “deeply appreciates the work that Dr. Alan Jackson has done,” and would like to,”thank Dr. Beth Jensen for the work she has done as Dean of English,” but didn’t specify why the changes were made.

“Effective tomorrow, Mr. Phil Smith will become Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs … I have worked closely with him over a number of years,” wrote Watts. “Phil will do an excellent job in guiding the academic program through the difficult year ahead.”

Watts also named Dr. Stuart Noel as the interim dean of English. “Stuart has served in this position before and has also worked as a department chair. Stuart will do an outstanding job of leading the English faculty through next year,” Watts wrote.

Watts plans to address the faculty at Clarkston campus on Friday, May 18.


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