MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences names acting dean

Contact: Russ White, University Relations, (517) 355-2281,

Dec 05, 2003

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Charles T. Salmon as acting dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

The Board took the action at its meeting today. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2004.

Salmon is senior associate dean in the college, where he also holds the Ellis N. Brandt Professorship in Public Relations. At MSU, he has also served as associate dean for graduate education and research, and as director of the doctoral program in mass media and master's program in health communication.

"Chuck is a talented administrator and is a nationally recognized teacher and scholar, and his appointment is enthusiastically endorsed by faculty, staff and students of the college," said Provost Lou Anna K. Simon. "I am grateful to him for his willingness to take on this important assignment."

In the past two years, Salmon has been a Fulbright Fellow in Israel, a visiting lecturer at the Norwegian School of Management, an external examiner for Universiti Sains Malaysia and a UNICEF consultant in Kazakhstan.

Salmon succeeds James D. Spaniolo, who has served as dean since 1996. Spaniolo has been named president of the University of Texas at Arlington effective Feb. 1, 2004.