Four Women Named Directors at State University Schools

landes_heatherHeather Landis is the new director of the School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. She has served as interim director for the past two years. Previously, Dr. Landis was associate dean for student success and curriculum at the Herberger Institute.

Dr. Landis is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She holds a master’s degree in flute performance from Northwestern University and a doctorate in education from Loyola University in Chicago.

Studio portrait of Lee Ann Garrison of the Lubar School of Business.Lee Ann Garrison was named director of the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She has been serving as executive director of the Design Research Institute at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was also interim associate dean at the university’s school of business and interim associate dean for the university’s Zilber School of Public Health.

Garrison is a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She holds a master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach and a master of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

FosterKKelleann Foster was appointed director of the Stuckerman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Pennsylvania State University. She will also hold the title of associate dean of the College of Arts and Architecture. Since the fall of 2013, Foster has served as interim director of the school and has been on the landscape architecture faculty at Penn State since 1989.

Foster is a graduate of Penn State and holds a master of landscape architecture degree from the University of Massachusetts.

pateGwen Pate is the new director of the School of Accountancy in the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She has been serving as associate dean for undergraduate programs and assessment.

Dr. Pate holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.


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