King appointed dean of graduate studies

Dr. Susan Coultrap-McQuin, vice president of academic affairs and provost at SUNY Oswego, has announced the appointment of Dr. David King as dean of graduate studies and research at the college.

“Dr. King is well prepared to help us build graduate studies at SUNY Oswego that are consistent with our mission, that meet national standards of excellence, and that serve regional needs,” she said.

“He expects to bring greater visibility to graduate studies at Oswego, to strengthen our recruitment efforts, and to develop interactions with and among graduate students, faculty and alumni.”

King has been serving half of his time this year as interim dean of graduate studies. He will begin his duties as dean of graduate studies and research full time in July.

A long-time member of the Oswego college community, King served as interim provost in 2003-04 and has extensive experience as a faculty member, campus administrator and governance leader. He joined SUNY Oswego as an assistant professor of history in 1966 and has served as chair of the history department, associate provost, and acting, associate and assistant dean of arts and sciences.

He chaired Faculty Assembly and has helped lead such college-wide endeavors as the Campus Concept Committee, Strategic Planning Advisory Board and Comprehensive Campaign. He has held significant responsibility in accreditation processes and statewide faculty governance.

A past president of the New York State Association of European Historians, King holds a doctorate in history from SUNY Stony Brook.

Selected from a field of national candidates, he succeeds Dr. Jack Narayan, a distinguished teaching professor of mathematics who returned to teaching this year.

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(Posted: Apr 20, 2005)