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Kimberly Greer named Social, Behavioral Sciences dean

Sociology & Corrections faculty member Kimberly Greer has been named dean of the university’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences starting July 1.

2011-02-23
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [2-22-11]

Minnesota State University, Mankato Sociology & Corrections faculty member Kimberly Greer has been named dean of the university’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences starting July 1.

Greer was selected after a national search that started last summer. Her appointment was announced by Anne Blackhurst, acting vice president for academic and student affairs. She will replace John Alessio, who is retiring after serving as dean for the last five years.

Greer joined the Minnesota State Mankato faculty in 1998, serving as department chair from 2004 to 2007.

In 2009 she was named the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences’ distinguished professor, and in 2010 was selected to participate in the Higher Education Resource Services Leadership Institute in Denver, Colo.

She also served on the Minnesota State Mankato President’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Midwest Women’s Leadership Institute planning committee.

Active in state and local government, Greer is a 10-year member of the Minnesota Commissioner of Corrections’ advisory task force on female offenders, chairing the panel from 2002 to 2004. In 2009 she was appointed by the governor to Minnesota’s Strategic Management & Operations Advisory Task Force. She’s also a member of the Blue Earth County community corrections advisory board.

“I congratulate Dr. Greer on her selection,” Blackhurst said. “The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences will be well-served by her outstanding leadership and dedication to teaching and learning. I thank Dr. Alessio for his dedicated service as dean for the past five years, and I extend my appreciation to search committee chair Dr. Terry Flaherty and other members of the committee for identifying an outstanding slate of finalists.”

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.

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