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UTPB Names New Dean of Arts and Sciences

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has named a new dean.

Michael Zavada has been named the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UTPB.

He succeeds Mylan Redfern after a nationwide search.

UTPB's Provost praised his experience coming from major universities and his celebrated research record.

Zavada received his B.S. and M.S. from Arizona State University in Botany and Palynology, a B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature and a PhD in Ecology Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut.

He will begin as dean on June 30.

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