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Lightner Selected to Serve as Interim Dean for UC Blue Ash


Robin Lightner, associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, has been selected to serve as interim dean of the college when Dean Cady Short-Thompson leaves this summer to become the new provost at Hope College.

Dean Cady Short-Thompson

Dean Cady Short-Thompson will be leaving this summer to become the new provost at Hope College.

Lightner has been a faculty leader at UC Blue Ash since joining the college in 2001 and has been the associate dean of academic affairs for the past year. Prior to that she was chair of the Behavioral Science Department and co-leader of the UC Blue Ash Learning and Teaching Center.  She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Northern Kentucky University and her master’s and PhD from the University of Kentucky.

“I am confident that the due diligence of listening to faculty, staff and administrators across the UC Blue Ash community has confirmed for me where UC Blue Ash is today and where it wants to go as we build on the considerable momentum that has been created over the past several years,” says Peter E. Landgren, interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at UC. “I’m also confident that Robin is the most qualified person to lead the college in the interim and work closely with me and the other deans across the University.”

About UC Blue Ash College

UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in nearly 50 degrees and certificates, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio.

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