Peterson named associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Karl Peterson June 11, 2019 – Chemistry and biotechnology Professor Karl Peterson has been named associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, effective July 1. Peterson has 20 years of classroom experience at UWRF and has been department chair for the last eight years.
“Karl has been widely recognized at UWRF as a respected educator, scholar and service-oriented leader who is logical, fair, reasonable, organized and responsible,” said Dean Yohnk, CAS dean. “He is viewed by university colleagues as a team player who works with diverse campus groups to promote student success, academic excellence, and innovative programming.”

Peterson, of Roberts, received the unanimous support of the CAS associate dean interview and recommendation committee which noted Peterson’s outstanding qualifications and extensive experience as a department chair, member of the Faculty Senate and Senate Executive Committee, member of the University Curriculum Committee, member of the University Instructional and Learning Technology Committee, member of the University Calendar Committee and member on the URSCA and re-envisioning the Honors Program task forces as activities that have prepared him well to serve as the CAS associate dean.
In addition to his role as the new CAS associate dean, Peterson will continue to teach courses in the chemistry and biotechnology program in his areas of expertise. 
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