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Cheryl Samuels, dean of the College of Health Sciences since 2000, announced March 4 that she has accepted the position of provost and vice president of academic affairs at Texas Woman's University.

Known for its strong health-related programs, research, and dedication to the education of women and minorities, TWU has 10,000 students. The main campus is located in Denton, Texas, and there are three other sites in Dallas and Houston.

"After nine years of 'deaning,' I am ready for the challenges and opportunities this new role presents," Samuels said in a letter to her colleagues. "Nonetheless, it will be difficult to leave the college and ODU, which will be sometime in June.
"It has been a genuine privilege and honor to work with all of you. I have enjoyed very much being a part of this university, and we at ODU have much of which to be proud. With the leadership that all of you bring to ODU and this community, the future ahead is very bright."

This article was posted on: March 15, 2004

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