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James T. Snodgrass III appointed associate dean for College of Arts and Sciences

Chair of department of mathematics began duties on July 3; replaces Thomas Kennealy, S.J.

08/03/06

James T. Snodgrass III is the new associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. He replaces Fr. Thomas Kennealy, S.J., who retired from the position after more than 30 years. Snodgrass began his duties on July 3.

Snodgrass, who began his career at Xavier in 1989, is a professor of mathematics and chaired the department of mathematics and computer science since the fall of 1999. He received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and is an expert in universal algebra and lattice theory.

“It is a tremendous honor, and more than a little humbling, to step into a position that has come to be defined by the compassion, thoroughness, and good humor of Fr. Tom Kennealy,” Snodgrass says. “Regardless of how the position evolves, I look forward to being of service to the College of Arts and Sciences, my colleagues in the college, and most of all, our students.”

The College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest college at Xavier University, consisting of 14 departments and offering more than 30 undergraduate major programs. At the graduate level, master’s degree programs are offered in English, humanities and theology. For more information, please call 513 745-3101 or visit www.xavier.edu/cas.