Liberal arts dean leaving Wright State for new job

The dean of Wright State’s college of liberal arts will leave the university for another job on June 1.

Kristin Sobolik has accepted an offer to become the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, said WSU spokesman Seth Bauguess.

Sobolik came to Wright State in 2013 from the University of Maine where she served as an associate dean of research and external affairs.

“It has been a privilege serving the college and our students over the past four years. Wright State’s mission and vision are true and you all are the foundation for changing our students’ lives and increasing positive opportunities for their future. While I am saddened at moving on at this point in time, I am also excited about this new opportunity,” Sobolik wrote in an email today to her colleagues in the college of liberal arts.

Sobolik has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Iowa and a masters degree and doctorate in anthropology from Texas A&M University, according to Wright State.

Sobolik was given a 2016 Women of Distinction award from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio in September.

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