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Snyder named Interim Dean of Potter College of Arts & Letters

Dr. Lawrence W. Snyder Jr. has been named Interim Dean of the Potter College of Arts & Letters at WKU.

Dr. Lawrence Snyder

Dr. Lawrence W. Snyder Jr.

Dr. Snyder replaces Dr. David Lee, who began a two-year appointment Monday (Aug. 24) as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“Larry Snyder is a talented academic leader who enjoys an excellent reputation in the campus community,” Dr. Lee said. “I’m delighted to have him in this important role.”

Dr. Snyder said he is “honored and humbled to follow Dr. Lee in this appointment. Potter College has been my professional home for 25 years, and I am excited by the opportunity to serve my colleagues, our students and the university community in this fashion.”

Dr. Snyder is the Interim Associate Provost for Research and Creative Activity, appointed in July, and is the Associate Dean of Potter College, appointed in 2006. Before that, he was the Assistant Dean of Potter College and Interim Head of the Department of Communication. He came to WKU in 1990 as an Instructor in Religious Studies, rising to the rank of Associate Professor in 1999.

He will continue in the Interim Associate Provost’s role until a replacement is named.

Dr. Snyder holds a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Wheaton College in Illinois.

Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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