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Dr. John W. Ashton Appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences


7.(a) On motion of Mr. Hastings, seconded by Mr. Henley, Dr. John W. Ashton was appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, at a salary of $8,000.00 per year on a twelve months' basis, effective about February 1, 1946, when he expects to be released from his present assignment. This action is the culmination of a long search and after consideration of all available candidates in the country, with conferences and correspondence with many of them.

Dr. Ashton is 45 years of age, with the Ph. D. degree in English Literature from the University of Chicago in 1928. He was with the University of Iowa from 1927 to 1940 and since 1940 has been Professor and Chairman of the English Department of the University of Kansas. He is now serving as Branch Head of English in the Shrivenham American University in England. Dr. Ashton has visited our campus and has met many of the leaders in our College of Arts and Sciences, all of whom are favorable to his appointment.


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