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Braden Named Dean of CHASS

Dr. Jeffery P. Braden has been chosen to serve as the next dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS). Braden will assume the new post April 1. He has served as interim dean of the college since May 2008.

Provost Larry Nielsen announced Braden’s appointment.

“Dr. Braden joins a group of outstanding deans that continues to serve NC State’s fundamental missions of quality education, research and service. His experience and vision will serve us well as the university moves forward o face the current economic challenges. I expect the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to make great advances under Dr. Braden’s leadership.”

As dean of CHASS, Braden will lead one of NC State’s largest colleges, which houses 10 academic departments plus a number of interdisciplinary programs. The college serves approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 770 graduate students, and employs about 500 faculty members.

Prior to being named interim dean of CHASS, Braden served as associate dean of research and graduate studies in the college from July 2007 to May 2008. In that role, he coordinated research, graduate programs, information technology, and extension and engagement activities for the college.