Dean Njogu to go on Educational Leave during Fall 2015 semester

Hey all,

I’m writing to shout out with a quick congrats to Dean Njogu for getting the educational leave she wanted. We look forward to her return in the Spring and know that CAS is in wonderful hands with Marcelo, Katrina and David R. shepherding the college this coming Fall.


Dear Faculty and Staff,

I write to announce that Wamucii Njogu, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, has been granted her request for Educational Leave beginning August 7, 2015. Dean Njogu will use her Educational Leave to strengthen her fundraising skills and strategies to develop a more comprehensive fundraising campaign for the College of Arts and Sciences. She will return to her deanship just after the start of the Spring 2016 semester.

During this period, Marcelo Sztainberg, Associate Dean, will serve as Interim Dean, and Katrina Bell-Jordan will continue in her role as Associate Dean. Dr. David Rutschman, who returned from Educational Leave on July 1, will provide valuable support to Drs. Sztainberg and Bell-Jordan with his experience of serving the College as both Associate and Acting Dean.

Please join me in wishing Dean Njogu a productive Educational Leave, and a renewed and enhanced vision for fundraising opportunities for the College of Arts and Sciences.


Richard J. Helldobler, Ph.D.