29, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The
University of Kentucky College of Human Environmental
Sciences (HES) is changing shape. Beginning Aug. 14,
the following interim administrative responsibilities
for the college go into effect:
School of Interior Design will report on an interim
basis to College of Architecture Dean David Mohney.
remaining HES units, which include family studies,
nutrition and merchandising apparel and textiles,
will report as a Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
to College of Agriculture Dean Scott Smith, also on
an interim basis.
will have full administrative, academic and budgetary
authority for these units.
will continue in her role as director of the School
of Interior Design.
committee has been formed for the selection of an
acting director of the Center for Family and Consumer
Sciences. An appointment is expected by Aug. 14. Applications
or nominations for a person to serve as the acting
director of the center are being solicited by the
Office of the Provost. Candidates should be tenured
faculty members at UK with the capability of leading
the center effectively during this transition.
send applications or nominations to either Smith or
Acting Provost Mike Nietzel via e-mail or memo. Those
names will be transmitted to the advisory committee.
fall, Nietzel will ask for University Senate recommendations
on the formation of a new College of Design and on
the formation of the Center for Family and Consumer
Sciences and its assignment to the College of Agriculture
for a two-year trial period.
approach is identical to the one that I discussed
in the town meetings held with HES faculty and staff
earlier this summer," Nietzel said. "I anticipate
that these proposals will then be taken to the Board
of Trustees for its approval prior to the end of the
who are now enrolled or who will enroll in the fall
2002 semester will be given the option of having their
diploma read Human Environmental Sciences, College
of Agriculture, or College of Design, depending on
the degree program that they complete.
me express my appreciation for the conscientiousness,
patience and dedication of the faculty and staff of
the College of Human Environmental Sciences as we
go through this transition," Nietzel said. "These
changes are difficult under any circumstances, but
you have consistently displayed a resourcefulness
and resilience in the face of these challenges and