BU announces dean departure and three appointments

BU announces dean departure and three appointments

Michael Tidwell, Ph.D., will leave Bloomsburg University in mid-July to become dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University.

Our students will long benefit from Tidwell’s vision, leadership and commitment to providing outstanding learning opportunities, including the Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD). We wish him well.

BU is also happy to announce three appointments:

Elizabeth Mauch

Elizabeth Mauch, Ph.D., has accepted the position of dean of the College of Education. Mauch came to BU in 1999 as assistant professor of mathematics and has served as interim dean of the College of Education since 2009. Robert Gates

Robert Gates, Ed.D., will serve as interim associate vice president and dean of graduate studies and research. Gates, who joined BU as an assistant professor in 1993, has chaired educational studies and secondary education since 2001. He replaces Larry Fritz, who will become dean of graduate studies and research at California State University, Los Angeles, effective June 1. Sheila Dove Jones

Sheila Dove Jones, Ed.D., has been named director of planning and assessment. Jones, a professor of exceptionality programs at Bloomsburg since 1990, has served as interim director of the planning and assessment office since 2009.