Bumpers College names new assistant dean

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The Dale Bumpers College at the University of Arkansas has named Leslie Edgar its assistant dean. Edgar will also serve as the director of the Office of International Program, remain a tenured professor at the UA and she will be in charge of the school’s honors program.

“Leslie has involved and worked with faculty in setting the direction of the Office of International Programs, and was cited by search committee members as a caring colleague with great organizational skills. Her appointment enables synergistic opportunities for student research, honors work and international learning experiences,” said Dean Mike Vayda.

Her responsibilities include curriculum overview, promotion, additional international experience opportunities and increased access to funding.

Edgar said her experience working with several department heads in recent years have helped her build relationships that she will leverage in this position.

“I enjoy working with the departments, faculty and students to assist them in finding success in programs of interest. I look forward to working with students and faculty to increase collaboration, opportunity, partnerships and promotion of our honors program,” Edgar noted in the release.

Edgar received her bachelor’s degree in animal science in 2000 and her master’s degree in agriculture systems, technology and education in 2002, both from Utah State University. She earned her doctorate in agricultural leadership, education and communications from Texas A&M University in 2007.