UNT names Goven acting dean of arts and sciences

Art Goven, professor and chair of biological sciences, to serve as UNT's dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Friday, August 3, 2012 - 14:15
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DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Provost Warren Burggren has named Dr. Arthur J. Goven to serve as UNT's dean of the College of Arts and Sciences while Michael Monticino, dean since 2010, serves as interim vice president for advancement and director of development of the UNT Foundation.

Goven, professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and an active researcher in areas associated with environmental toxicology, immunotoxicology and immunoparasitology, will begin his new duties Aug. 13 (Monday).

"As the largest college at UNT, the leadership of Arts and Sciences is one of the keys to achieving our four bold goals," said Burggren. "Art Goven's agreement to serve gives UNT the best possible solution to our leadership needs in CAS. Art's experience as both a department chair and as vice president for research gives him an excellent background to guide the College of Arts and Sciences."

"I'm honored to be selected," said Goven. "It's important that we continue the record of growth and success CAS has achieved. This is a pivotal time for the university and it's our goal to continue the momentum and provide the best educational experience in Texas for all our students."

In 2006 Goven served as interim vice president for research. In addition, he has served as faculty executive assistant to the chancellor from 1997 to 2001. He came to the UNT faculty in 1982.

He earned his doctoral degree in immunoparasitology and his master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Lynchburg College in Virginia.

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