Deans Chodosh and Rudd to leave the U

Hiram Chodosh

Hiram Chodosh

Law dean selected as president of Claremont McKenna College 

Law dean Hiram Chodosh has been selected the new president of Claremont McKenna College in Southern California, effective July 1, 2013. The S.J. Quinney College of Law will begin a search for a new dean soon.

“Hiram has made tremendous contributions to our campus during his tenure,” said President David W. Pershing. “He led the initiative to create a new and innovative facility for the Quinney College of Law and has been instrumental in the development of the University’s new global initiative. On behalf of the entire U community, I want to thank him for his leadership and wish him great success in his new role in Southern California.”

As dean of the College of Law, Chodosh has promoted leadership experiences for students, clinical and simulated skills training, and interdisciplinary learning. “I am both humbled and honored to be named the next president of Claremont McKenna College,” said Chodosh. “However, I will dearly miss my colleagues, students, and friends at the U and feel great pride in all we have accomplished together.”

 Read the UNews release.



David Rudd

Dean of Social and Behavioral Science named Provost at University of Memphis 

M. David Rudd, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Science since 2009, has been named provost of the University of Memphis. A search for a new dean for the U’s largest college will begin immediately.

“David has been a creative force on the University of Utah campus,” says President Pershing. “Among his outstanding contributions was the creation of the National Center for Veterans Studies, a source of research and support for those who serve our country. I am pleased to announce that the center will continue to reside at the U and we will build on David’s achievement through a new partnership with the University of Memphis.”  

“I am looking forward to the challenges of this new position in Memphis,” says Rudd, a psychologist by training, and a nationally recognized researcher in clinical suicidology. “I am proud of what we have accomplished in the college and will greatly miss my colleagues and students at the University of Utah from whom I have learned a great deal. I hope the new partnership between Utah and Memphis in the service of our military veterans will be just one of many continued collaborations.”

Read the UNews release.

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