Leadership changes to come with new school year

Some new but familiar faces will take up residence in the Dean’s suite in July as Professors Norman Jones and Susan Delagrange take on the positions of associate dean and assistant dean respectively at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

Norman Jones

Norman Jones

Jones is currently an associate professor and program coordinator for the English department and Delagrange also is an associate professor of English, and until recently served as Director of Instructional Design.

Their predecessors, David Tovey and Terri Fisher, are stepping down from the positions as of June 30. Tovey will return to teaching musical education while Fisher plans to retire.

Among Jones’ duties will be working with program coordinators to develop semester class schedules, exploring new degree programs that could be offered at Ohio State Mansfield, developing articulation agreements with other colleges, and helping with faculty hiring and the annual review process for faculty.

He hopes to continue improving Ohio State Mansfield’s relationship with the local community and providing students a wider range of academic opportunities.

“We want to try to meet the needs of the local community and our students better by adding some new programming,” Jones said.

Susan Delagrange

Susan Delagrange

Delagrange will continue to teach part-time while she supervises the staff of the Conard Learning Center and the Bromfield Library and Information Commons. She will also lead research efforts at the campus by publicizing student research opportunities and achievements and increasing community awareness of faculty research.

“The most important part of my job is student support,” Delagrange said. “This includes help with academic coursework and also with undergraduate research.”

Jones received his undergraduate degree in the Humanities at Yale University and his doctorate at The University of California while Delagrange received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron before earning her doctorate at The Ohio State University.

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