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The regents of the University of Michigan have approved the selection of Fiona Lee, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and a professor of psychology, as the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts’ associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion, and professional development. Her new role will begin on July 1, 2017.

“I am thrilled to welcome Professor Lee to this new and vital role within the College,” says LSA Dean Andrew D. Martin. “With her background and expertise, she is well poised to effectively support all LSA departments in achieving their DEI and professional development goals as we continue to make important progress in these areas.”

As part of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan released in October 2016, the College committed to pursuing a new associate dean position. In this role, Lee will provide leadership and accountability for the strategic plan, supporting LSA’s faculty chairs as they carry out the College’s DEI initiatives and generating new practices and responsibilities for training and oversight. As associate dean, Lee will help to ensure that DEI programs are developed in a timely manner, administered conscientiously, and evaluated regularly for their effectiveness.