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College of Arts and Sciences dean named

President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., named Dr. Richard Holz dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Marquette’s largest college. He will join campus in early July.

Holz will complete the academic year at Loyola University Chicago, where he is associate dean for resources and planning and a professor of chemistry. He previously served the university as chemistry department chair for five years. He has published more than 90 research articles on biological inorganic chemistry. The National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and Petroleum Research Fund currently fund his research efforts.

Holz holds a bachelor of science from Bemidji State University and a master of science from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He earned his doctorate in chemistry at Pennsylvania State University and completed a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. —JMM

Making the grade

• Dr. Holz was selected following a national search.

• Four finalists made two-day visits to campus to meet and interact with a broad array of faculty, students and staff.

• Each visit concluded with a one-hour campus event at which the candidate spoke about the role of the arts and sciences at a Catholic and Jesuit university in the 21st century.


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