The University of Southern Indiana has named Dr. Shelly Blunt interim dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. Blunt, who currently serves as associate provost for academic affairs and professor of chemistry at USI, succeeds Dr. Zane Mitchell, who is stepping down from the position at the end of the year due to ongoing health reasons.
Blunt previously served as associate dean for the Pott College. She will begin her new role in January.
“We are pleased and proud to welcome Dr. Shelly Blunt back to the Pott College to serve as our Interim Dean,” said Mitchell. “Shelly had an amazing and positive impact on the College during her time as Associate Dean, and we know the College will be in good hands with her at the helm.”
USI says it plans to kick off a national search to fill the dean position.
The university says Dr. Julie McCullough, assistant dean of health professions in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, will take over as interim associate provost for academic affairs. She also serves as chair of the food and nutrition department, as well as associate professor of nutrition.