SIUE names interim dean of school of education

Paul Rose
Paul Rose

The current assistant dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior will become the interim dean, if approved by the Southern Illinois University board of trustees.

Paul Rose, if approved by the board at its next meeting July 13, will take over for Curt Lox, who will start his new job as dean of Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida later this month.

Rose is expected to assume to responsibilities of his new job June 1. Before coming to SIUE in 2005, he worked as an assistant professor of psychology at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Denise Cobb, SIUE provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, boasted Rose’s experience and leadership skills, according to a news release.

She described Rose as a “trusted leader, good listener and extraordinarily capable administrator.”

Rose has bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology. His bachelor’s degree is from Brigham Young University and both his other degrees are from the State University of New York at Buffalo, the news release states.

School leaders have said a search will commence this fall for a permanent dean.

Jamie Forsythe: 618-239-2562, @BND_JForsythe