We just received an anonymous tip from a Mizzou J-School professor who told us the final choice for Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Administration of the Missouri School of Journalism (what a mouthful).
According to our tipster’s forwarded email, all four candidates received high marks in their presentations to the policy committees–and we can all agree that the four finalists for the position are fantastic, dedicated professors who do wonderful things for our beloved J-School.
A big congratulations to Professor (now Associate Dean!) Kraxberger. We have high hopes for her, and we are excited to see what she has planned for the Missouri School of Journalism.
With that said, we also wish Brian Brooks the best as he retires. He will definitely be missed by J-School faculty and students alike. No word yet on whether or not he took our suggestion for a Coachella hologram, but we think that would make an excellent addition to the RJI Atrium.
We have reached out to Kraxberger for comment on her new position, and we will update this post as soon as we receive a response.
Update: Here is what Kraxberger told us on Twitter this evening:
— Lynda Kraxberger (@kraxbergerl) May 12, 2012
For the record, here’s the full email sent out by the Mizzou J-School’s Dean Dean “Middle Name Probably Also Dean” Mills:
I am delighted to report that Lynda Kraxberger has agreed to take on one of the most challenging jobs in the school—the associate deanship for undergraduate studies and administration.
I know you will all agree that she brings a combination of dedication to students and faculty, creativity, administrative skills and both school and campus leadership experience that will make her terrific at this new assignment. Please thank her for taking this on.
I know you will also agree that we have three other talented colleagues who would have been great at the job—Clyde Bentley, Mike McKean and Stacey Woelfel. They all received high marks for their presentations to the Policy and Executive Committees. Please thank them as well.