Dr. Mary L. Snyder joined the College of Education, 1 July 2011. She previously served as dean for 8 years at the University of Alaska Anchorage, College of Education. She replaces Dr. David Fenell who has served as interim dean since July 2010. Dr. Fenell intends to resume faculty duties in the Department of Counseling and Human Services. Dr. Snyder has said, "I am thrilled to have been selected as dean of UCCS's College of Education, during my campus visit, I was pleasantly surprised with the scope of the College's initiatives and impressed by the commitment demonstrated by faculty and staff. I'm confident my experience with distance education, data systems and diversity can support the exciting efforts already underway. I look forward to serving the College of Education in expanding and enhancing their good work." The College of Education warmly welcomes Dr. Snyder.