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Prof. Kathleen Jagger '75 Named VP & Dean at Thomas More College

April 24, 2015

Kathleen S. Jagger, a 1975 graduate of DePauw University and former faculty member at her alma mater, has been appointed vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college at Thomas More College.  Dr. Jagger comes from Transylvania University, where she served for more than seven years in various roles, including interim vice president and dean of the college, associate vice president and associate dean of the college and professor of biology. She assumes her role at Thomas More on June 1.

Jagger comes to Thomas More College from Transylvania University in Lexington where she served for more than seven years in various roles, including interim vice president and dean of the college, associate vice president and associate dean of the college and professor of biology.

She states, "I think that Thomas More College is poised to make some great steps forward, and I hope that the experience I bring to the position both administratively and in the classroom, as well as my background in service learning, will contribute to that potential."

A professor of microbiology and public health at DePauw from 1983 to 2002, Jagger has also been a visiting professor at the Medical College of Ohio, and an assistant professor at the Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton.

"Dr. Jagger’s many accomplishments in the classroom and administrative roles will be immensely beneficial to the college in her position as vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college." notes David A. Armstrong, president of Thomas More. "Her skills and background offer us a dynamic addition to our liberal arts academic environment. I look forward to her contribution in propelling the college further into our 2015-20 strategic plan, as well as developing new programs and growth initiatives and launching our upcoming Thomas More Success Center." (at left: Jagger at a Women in Science poster presentation at DePauw in 1998)

Professor Jagger majored in zoology (biological sciences) at DePauw, then earned an master's in global health from Harvard School of Public Health and a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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