Terry Rhodes has been appointed as the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective immediately.
Rhodes has been the senior associate dean for fine arts and humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2012, according to the message from Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bob Blouin.
As interim dean, Rhodes will oversee nearly 17,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students, in addition to more than 70 academic departments, curricula, programs, centers and institutes, the announcements said.
She is principal investigator on the Humanities for the Public Good initiative from the Mellon Foundation, and also served as a co-principal investigator on Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, also funded by the Mellon Foundation.
Rhodes has also led efforts to show the importance of the arts, humanities and social sciences, in addition to strengthening scholarship and diversity within the college, the announcement says. She received the University Diversity Award in 2011.
Rhodes is a UNC graduate and UNC parent who joined the faculty in 1987, serving in a variety of roles such as a member of the voice faculty, UNC Opera Director, chairperson of the music department and faculty marshal.
Rhodes is taking Guskiewicz's role just weeks after he was appointed as the interim chancellor of the University.
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