K-State names Carol Shanklin Interim Dean of Graduate School
Friday, October 12, 2007
MANHATTAN -- Carol Shanklin, a veteran administrator and educator in food service and dietetics at Kansas State University, has been named interim dean of the Graduate School. Since August she has been the school's acting dean; before that she served as associate dean.
"The Graduate School is fortunate in having an administrator of Dr. Shanklin's caliber," said Duane Nellis, university provost and senior vice president. "She has been tireless in her support of graduate students and their goals, and she has helped shape a stellar program here at K-State."
Shanklin replaces Ron Trewyn, who has been promoted to vice president for research.
"I am honored to serve as the interim dean of the Graduate School," Shanklin said. "I look forward to serving in this leadership role and continuing to work collaboratively with the graduate faculty and administrators in advancing graduate education at K-State.
"The Graduate School staff and I will continue to provide high-quality service to students and faculty."
As associate dean of the Graduate School, Shanklin focused on graduate student recruitment and administration of student-related programs. In her acting and interim roles, she has continued to mentor graduate students, conduct funded research and serve on department, college and university committees.
Shanklin also has been president of the Kansas Dietetic Association and, at the national level, has served the American Dietetic Association as chair of its Council on Education and its Commission on Dietetic Registration. She continues to represent Kansas in the association's House of Delegates.
Her most recent publications target food safety, particularly in restaurants and schools. As a researcher she also is investigating the quality of life for the state's older residents.
Shanklin received her bachelor's degree in home economics education from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She received her master's degree and her doctorate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in home economics and food systems administration. She joined K-State in 1990.
Sources: Duane Nellis, 785-532-6224, firstname.lastname@example.org;
and Carol Shanklin, 785-532-7927, email@example.com
News release prepared by: Andy Badeker, 785-532-6415, firstname.lastname@example.org