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The University of Missouri Provost Garnett Stokes and Interim Chancellor Hank Foley announced Tuesday that Kathryn Chval will become the dean of the College of Education, effective July, 1. Chval is currently the acting dean while Dean Dan Clay is on special assignment before he departs for the University of Iowa to take on the same position.

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The Dean of the College of Education at MU will be leaving the university. Interim Chancellor Hank Foley made the announcement this afternoon.

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Four panelists Wednesday morning reiterated arguments against MU's potential hire of former Army psychologist Larry James, who is being considered for a leadership position in the College of Education.

James is currently the dean of professional psychology at Wright State University in Ohio. But in the past, he was in a leadership position as an Army psychologist at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. Since his role as an intelligence psychologist was during a time of intense abuse allegations, some people are concerned about his personal ethics.

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Larry James, the former Army psychologist being considered for a leadership role in the College of Education at MU, spoke to an audience of about 60 people today. 

Community members have expressed concern about the possible hire of James -- he was in a leadership position as an Army psychologist during times of intense abuse at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. About 40 people gathered on Friday to protest his potential hire . 

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About 40 protestors gathered today in response to MU's possible hire of Larry James, a former psychologist at Guantanamo Bay, for a high-ranking position in the College of Education.