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KU appoints Dr. Anne Zayaitz Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Jan. 5, 2012

KUTZTOWN - Kutztown University provost Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto has announced the appointment of Dr. Anne E. Zayaitz as dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the university, effective December 3.

An Emmaus-resident, Zayaitz began her career in higher education as an assistant professor of biology at Kutztown University in 1985 and was later promoted to associate professor. In 2008, she was asked to serve as the Interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In 2009, she was hired as the Associate Dean and then was asked to serve as the Acting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Zayaitz served as the Medical Technology Coordinator and the Pre-Professional Health Advisor for two decades.  She served as the University Ombudsperson for two terms. Zayaitz was a co-principal investigator on two National Science Foundation CCLI grants funded for a total of $268,000 including matching funds. Zayaitz also attended the American Council on Education/Office of Women in Higher Education 73rd National Leadership Forum in June 2009 and the Millenium Leadership Initiative in June 2011.

 She is involved with the Kutztown University Foundation and is on the executive committee for the "Campaign for Kutztown University," Faculty & Staff Division. Zayaitz's other participation includes Pre-Professional Health Careers committee, University Safety committee, Commission on Human Diversity, International Affairs committee, Women's Center Advisory board , advisor to student organization-Best Buddies.

Zayaitz earned her bachelor's degree in botany at Duke University in 1979.  Zayaitz earned a MS in 1981 and a Ph.D. in 1984 in food microbiology with minors in nutrition and economics from Cornell University. Zayaitz has two adult children, John and Margaret.