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Carole Anderson named dean of OSU College of Dentistry

Columbus, Ohio—The Ohio State University named Carole Anderson, Ph.D., dean of its College of Dentistry, effective Feb. 1.

Dr. Anderson has served as interim dean since 2006, with a concurrent appointment as vice provost for academic policy and faculty resources.

"I've learned a great deal in my two years as interim dean of this college, and I know what we need to move forward in making this one of the top professional schools in the nation," Dr. Anderson said.

"We have many strengths to work with—our faculty members are outstanding in every respect; our students are among the best in the nation; and we have an ambitious strategic plan that's designed to move this college into a 'world-class' status," she added. "This is already a strong, well-respected organization, and we're going to focus now on moving to an even higher level of achievement and success."

A faculty member at Ohio State for the past 23 years, Dr. Anderson was interim dean of the Graduate School from 2005-06 and dean of the College of Nursing from 1986-2001. During her first tenure as dean, she also served as assistant vice president for health sciences and executive dean of health sciences.

"Carole is one of the most outstanding administrators I have ever worked with, and I am confident she will intelligently, honestly and openly continue to provide the leadership necessary to optimize the College of Dentistry's opportunities and address its challenges," said Joseph A. Alutto, Ph.D., OSU executive vice president and provost.

Dr. Anderson has held academic appointments at Ohio State as a professor of psychiatry in the College of Medicine, and as a professor of nursing administration in the College of Nursing. She also served as associate dean at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and a faculty member and division chair at the University of Colorado School of Nursing.