Kathleen Jagger '75 Named Interim VP and Dean at Transylvania University
February 25, 2012
Kathleen S. Jagger, a 1975 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed interim vice president and dean of the college at Transylvania University, effective August 1. Dr. Jagger joined the faculty in 2002 as professor of biology and is currently associate vice president and associate dean of the college.
"Kathleen is an exceptional individual on many levels, and I look forward to working with her on a broader spectrum of issues," says Transylvania President R. Owen Williams. "I am deeply grateful to her for agreeing to serve in this important capacity."
Jagger states, "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve Transylvania in a new capacity and continue some of the initiatives Dean (William) Pollard began such as increasing our interdisciplinary majors and minors, enriching the breadth of the curriculum with additions such as Chinese language study and developing the enhanced First Year Student Experience. It will be a marvelous opportunity to support our students, my colleagues on the faculty and the administration as we collaborate to move the college forward."
Jagger majored in zoology (biological sciences) at DePauw, then earned an M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health and a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She was a professor of microbiology and public health at DePauw from 1983 to 2002. A recipient of Transylvania's Bingham Award for Excellence in Teaching, Jagger has mentored new faculty members and developed a number of new courses, laboratory projects and service learning travel courses.
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