Sandra Terrell, dean of the Robert B. Toulouse School of Graduate Studies, has been named vice provost for academic outreach at the University of North Texas.
In making the announcement, Wendy K. Wilkins, UNT provost and vice president for academic affairs, said, "We are very pleased that Dr. Terrell has accepted this position. The vice provost for academic outreach is responsible for helping the Office of the Provost be more responsive to community needs in a wide variety of ways. Sandy has a wealth of experience in higher education and will bring a new dimension of expertise to our office."
In addition to representing UNT outside the university, Terrell will support the university in seeking out and identifying new avenues for collaboration, particularly with the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth and the UNT Dallas Campus. She also will develop proposals for alliances, consortiums and memorandums of understanding between UNT and other universities or agencies. Terrell will begin serving in her new position Jan. 1. Finley Graves, dean of the College of Business Administration, will chair the search committee for the new dean of the graduate school.
Terrell also will represent the university and/or academic affairs on external boards, committees, and/or councils such as the Federation of North Texas Area Universities and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Terrell, who holds a doctoral degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, was named dean of the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies in 2004, after serving as interim dean since 2003. Previously, she served as associate dean of the Toulouse graduate school from 1993 to 2003. She joined the faculty of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences in 1979 and is an expert in language development and language disorders in children; sociolinguistics with an emphasis on African-American English dialect; and communication differences and disorders among culturally and ethnically diverse populations.
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