Professor Susanah Mead '76 Will Serve As Interim Dean
IUPUI’s Chancellor Charles R. Bantz and Executive Vice Chancellor William M. Plater announced on December 7th that Professor Susanah M. Mead, ’76 will take over as Interim Dean on June 1, 2005. Mead will take over following the departure of Dean Anthony Tarr who will become the President (termed a Vice-Chancellor in the British tradition) of the University of the South Pacific. Mead will be the first woman in the law school’s 110 year history to lead the institution. She is a 1976 graduate of the school who has been on the faculty since 1978. She also has significant administrative experience, having served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for seven years (1997-2004). Chancellor Bantz said, “In this time of transition, we are fortunate that Susie Mead is willing to share her experience, energy and insight…Known to all of the faculty, staff and students, Susie will ensure leadership and continuity.” Bantz also announced that a search committee for a permanent dean will be appointed in the Spring of 2005.