University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore
announced that he has accepted the resignation of Todd Gleeson as dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences at CU, effective June 30, 2012.
Gleeson, who was dean for nine years, will return
as a professor in the department of integrative physiology.
“Todd Gleeson has been an effective leader of CU-Boulder’s
largest college during a time of great transformation and growth,” Moore says.
“He has overseen the growth of student enrollment in Arts and Sciences programs
from 13,850 to over 16,100 students, a 12 percent faculty expansion, and the
introduction of a number of innovative new academic programs, all while managing
significant budget challenges during his tenure as dean.”
Moore says Gleeson has also been the driving force behind fundraisers such as the upcoming Buffalo Bicycle Classic, which has
raised $1.4 million for scholarships in Arts and Sciences since
“Throughout good times and bad, Todd has remained a good
friend and colleague,” Moore says. “I am delighted he is staying with us as a
member of the faculty.”
Moore says a decision will be made on a
search for a new dean sometime later this academic year, after consulting CU Chancellor Philip DiStefano and other CU officials.