MU Provost names new interim dean of MU Graduate School

May 21, 2013

Leona Rubin, professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named interim dean of the MU Graduate School.

Leona Rubin will serve as the interim dean of the MU Graduate School.
Leona Rubin will serve as the interim dean of the MU Graduate School.
Credit Department of Biomedical Science, University of Missouri

University of Missouri Provost Brian Foster says Rubin, who has been a professor at MU since 1989, will begin serving as interim dean on June 1st. MU officials will begin searching for a permanent dean soon.

Rubin replaces George Justice who served as the Graduate School dean since 2010. Justice announced in March he would be leaving the position at the end of this month to become the Dean for Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

According to a press release:

In the 2012 – 2013 academic year, Rubin was an American Council on Education Fellow at the University of Iowa where she studied predictive analytics. Using predictive analytics, educators can assess the probability of success based on students who have graduated and make recommendations to current students about their academic paths.

“In Iowa, I’ve spent the last year learning about student success initiatives,” Rubin said. “I’m really excited to come back to my home institution and bring lessons that I’ve learned about higher education. I look forward to contributing to the success of our graduate students.”