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Interim Chair for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Professor Scott Alvord has been appointed as an interim chair for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese while current department chair Jeff Turley recovers from a medical procedure. Alvord and Blair Bateman have been leading the department for the past three months in their capacities as associate chairs.

Dean Scott Miller commented, “Both Scott and Blair have stepped in to fill the breach, exhibiting solid and effective leadership during what no one expected to be such a disruptive several months. I am personally and deanfully grateful to both of them for their extra-mile service and the way they have looked after department and faculty interests.”