May 03, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 15

Mason Accepts Liberal Studies Post in Wisconsin

Philosophy Professor Ronald McIntyre Voted New Faculty President

John Mason, interim dean of Cal State Northridge's College of Humanities, has accepted the

position of dean of the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Cross, effective July 1.

In his new position at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he will oversee the School of Arts and Communication, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Mason came to Northridge in 1997 to serve as associate vice president for faculty affairs, a position he held until summer 2004, when he was appointed interim dean.

As associate vice president for faculty affairs, he oversaw the university's recruitment of faculty, as well as its retention, tenure and promotion processes.

Mason played a major role in the university's preparations for its WASC accreditation review in 2000. He also was a force in the successful bid for a $5.7 million Carnegie Corporation matching grant for the Teachers for a New Era Initiative, which seeks to provide a new model for teacher preparation in the United States.

"Cal State University is an exceptional university that has given far more to me than I have given to it," said Mason.

An article on American poet Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" is among Mason's published works; the piece earned Duke University Press distinction as one of the most outstanding articles ever to appear in the journal, American Literature.

The administrator earned undergraduate degrees in both English and anthropology from the University of University of Northern Colorado, as well as a Ph.D. in English from Northern Colorado.

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