Deans Elliott and Evetovich have terms extended

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Mark Vondracek, Staff Writer

A pair of Wayne State College interim deans have recently received good news regarding their futures at WSC.

WSC President Curt Frye extended offers to Dr. Steven Elliott, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, and Dr. Tammy Evetovich, Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, to remain deans for an additional year, an offer that both accepted.

Evetovich said she evaluates the 51 full-time faculty members, oversees the budgets and helps graduate assistants. In addition, the deans are responsible for managing and evaluating 80 part-time and full-time staff, searching for and hiring new faculty and signing different papers and approvals.

With the one-year extensions, each dean has his or her own focuses, aspirations and goals for the future.

“I want to focus on internal and external funding, budgetary development to fund programs. I think all deans would like to see that happen,” Elliott said.

Along with the focus on money and budgeting, the deans also stressed the importance of keeping up with technology and updating the necessary equipment in each building. Providing students with the latest and the greatest equipment possible within the budget is a common focus between Elliott and Evetovich.

Elliott and Evetovich are dedicated to the futures of their students and faculty. Despite performing their administrative duties, as well as teaching many of their own classes, a great emphasis is put on developing students and faculty for their future careers.

“We’re always doing faculty development and opening doors for students,” Evetovich said.

Instead of just having to worry about their own classes, the deans have to adjust by thinking of what’s best for the whole institution.

“I have learned a lot in this position and gained a different perspective on how the institution works,” Evetovich said.