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  • Patton named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean

    Venetria K. Patton will become the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences effective Aug. 2, pending board approval.

    Venetria K. Patton, whose teaching and research focus on African American and diasporic women’s literature, will become the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences effective Aug. 2, pending board approval. LAS is the academic home of roughly one-third of the faculty members and students at Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes: Venetria Patton will be available for media questions by phone July 28 from 11 a.m. to noon., CDT, at 765-496-2797. For more information, contact Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs, 217-333-5010, rkaler@illinois.edu.