The four vacant dean positions of the Schools of Leadership, Engineering and Applied Science, Nursing and Human Physiology and Education have been filled after a nationwide search according to emails sent to Gonzaga students, staff and faculty.

Appointed as the Dean of GU's School of Leadership is Rosemarie Hunter, who most recently served at the University of Utah as the associate professor of social work, special assistant to the president for campus community partnerships and as the director of the University Neighborhood Partner’s program.

Hunter has worked at Utah since 1995, where she also earned a Ph.D. in social work. She also received a master’s degree from BYU, and specialized training in participatory action research from the City University of New York and on issues of trauma with communities of refugee backgrounds from Harvard.

Hunter will succeed current interim dean, Jolanta Weber.

Hired as the tenured 2018-19 School of Engineering Dean is Karlene A. Hoo. She currently serves as a professor of chemical engineering at Montana State University and served as the dean of MSU’s Graduate School. Formerly, Hoo also served as a chemical engineering professor and filled vice presidential roles at Texas Tech University.

Hoo earned her Ph.D and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame and her bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania, all in chemical engineering.

Hoo succeeds Joe Fedock, who served as the interim dean.

Both Hunter and Hoo’s position will reign effective starting June 17.

For the School of Nursing and Human Physiology, Vincent Salyers has been appointed as the dean for the upcoming school year.  

Salyers currently serves as the founding dean and professor of nursing at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.

He earned his doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco and holds baccalaureate and master’s degrees from San Francisco State University.

Salyers follows Lin Murphy, who served as the interim dean for the School of Nursing and Human Physiology since September 2016.

Lastly, appointed as the tenured dean of GU’s School of Education is Yolanda Gallardo Carter. Carter served as the dean of education at Georgetown College and is currently the Robert Billings Endowed Chair of education studies at Berea College.

Carter received her doctorate at Kansas State University in curriculum and instruction, her master’s degree in multicultural education from Northern Arizona University and her bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a bilingual specialty from the University of Arizona.

Carter succeeds Vincent Alfonso who led the School of Education since 2013 and will be on sabbatical for the upcoming fall semester.

Both Salyers and Carter will begin on July 1.

This story is developing.

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