Mark Kretovics to Serve as Interim Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services | Office of the Provost | Kent State University

Mark Kretovics to Serve as Interim Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services

May 7, 2015

Colleagues: 

The following announcement will be released later today. 

Mark Kretovics to Serve as Interim Dean of Kent State's College of Education, Health and Human Services

Mark Kretovics, Ph.D., associate professor of higher education administration and personnel at Kent State University and a resident of Kent, Ohio, has been named interim dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS), effective July 1, 2015.

Todd Diacon, Kent State's senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, made the announcement, which provides a one-year appointment with a national search for a permanent dean to commence in the fall.

Kretovics succeeds Daniel Mahony, Ph.D., who was recently named president of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

"In Mark Kretovics, we are fortunate to have an administrator with great experience and capacity," Diacon said. "Truly Mark continues to go above and beyond the call of duty to move the College of Education, Health and Human Services forward."

Kretovics received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University, and his research interests have included the assessment of student learning, business practices in higher education, distance education and pedagogical issues in compressed courses. Kretovics has more than 20 years of administrative experience within higher education before transitioning into his current faculty role.

"The College of Education, Health and Human Services has a great group of faculty, staff and students, and I am excited about this opportunity to provide the support needed during this time of transition," Kretovics said. "I anticipate this coming year to be very enjoyable."

For more information about EHHS, visit http://www.kent.edu/ehhs.

# # #

Sincerely,

Todd A. Diacon, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost