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UW-RF fills two top positions

UW-River Falls released announcements Wednesday and Thursday that it hired people for two of its top jobs.

Fernando Delgado accepted an offer to start July 1 as the institution's provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs. He now serves as dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Hamline University in Minn.

His prior experience includes work as dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research at Minnesota State University and as associate vice provost of academic programs at Arizona State University, west campus.

AsUW-RF's chief academic officer, Delgado will oversee all undergraduate and graduate programs as well as the hiring, development and evaluation of faculty and instructional staff. Delgado will also lead and direct academic support services, enrollment services, the Chalmer Davee Library and the offices of Global Connections and Grants and Research.

His other responsibilities will include planning and managing budgets; implementing and monitoring UW System mandates; monitoring and approving externally funded research programs; facilitating faculty development activities; and evaluating academic programs and their reviews.

Delgado authored 18 journal articles and numerous other articles and has two book manuscripts in preparation for publication. Delgado earned a doctorate and master's degree in communications studies and a bachelor's degree in political science

Dean of CBE

Glenn Potts, currently the director of the MBA program and an associate dean, will begin July 1 as the Dean of the College of Business and Economics. Potts joined the university faculty in 1976; his academic areas of expertise include money and banking, statistics and quantitative analysis.

Potts said the CBE offers strong programs in accounting, business, computer science, and economics as well as a growing Army ROTC program. The new dean holds a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in economics and a doctorate degree in monetary economics and statistics.