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Originally published: 2013-11-21 19:54:33
Last modified: 2013-11-21 19:55:18

ASU graduate school dean to resign

by Anna Oakes

Edelma Huntley has decided to step down as dean of Appalachian State University's Cratis D. Williams Graduate School at the end of June 2014, ASU Provost Lori Gonzalez announced Wednesday.

Huntley came to ASU as an assistant professor in English; she joined the Graduate School in 1995 as associate dean and was promoted to senior associate dean in 2000. From February to late fall 2005, Huntley was interim dean of the Graduate School, and in November 2005, after a national search, Huntley was named the permanent dean.

In 2012 Huntley was elected vice president and president-elect of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, and she was appointed to the Graduate Record Examination Services Committee.

"ASU has more than 50 graduate degree and certificate programs, and Huntley is a thoughtful and articulate leader for graduate programs, faculty and students," Gonzalez said. "Under her leadership, support for faculty research has greatly improved."