Dr. Janet Gross Appointed New VPAA at Keene State
KEENE, N.H. 6/10/02 Dr. Janet Gross, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, has been named the new vice president of academic affairs at Keene State College. Contingent upon the appointments approval by the USNH Board of Trustees, she expects to join the campus this summer, prior to the start of the new academic year. She will replace Dr. Robert Golden, who is taking up the position of provost and vice president of academic affairs at Plattsburgh State University of New York, beginning July 1.
According to KSC President Stanley J. Yarosewick, Dr. Gross is well qualified for the position. I am delighted that someone of her ability will join my administrative team, he said. She brings to the College significant experience in areas such as general education, instructional technology, diversity, and assessment, and she holds a deep commitment to high-quality academic programs, the value of a liberal arts education, and community service.
Dr. Gross has an extensive background in university administration and teaching. Prior to taking on her role at Shippensburg in 1996, she held a similar position at Lock Haven University (1989-96). She was previously assistant professor of languages and literature at the University of Delaware, where she also held the position of Assistant Provost for Special Sessions. Additionally, she has taught at the University of Texas at Austin and was a full-time instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Ph.D. in English and Latin. She earned her bachelors degree from Goucher College.