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Syracuse University appoints search committee for next iSchool dean

By Eric Reinhardt


Syracuse University’s Hinds Hall is home to the School of Information Studies, or the iSchool. Syracuse on Monday announced the formation of a search committee to find the iSchool’s next dean once Dean Liz Liddy retires at the end of this academic year. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University on Monday announced the formation of a search committee for the next dean of the School of Information Studies (iSchool).

Current iSchool Dean Liz Liddy in early September announced that she would retire at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.

David Seaman, dean of libraries and University librarian, will chair the iSchool search committee.

“I have great confidence in Dean Seaman and the search committee to find just the right candidate to fill the huge shoes of Dean Liddy and continue to break new ground in this ever-evolving field,” Michele Wheatly, vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, said in the release. She added that the iSchool is “nationally recognized for innovative programs in information policy, information behavior, information management, information systems, information technology, information services, data analytics and enterprise data systems.”

New York City–based search firm Russell Reynolds Associates will be assisting the search committee in its work, the school said.

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