Dr. Charles Snare, Chadron State College dean of teaching and learning, will become the institution’s new vice president for academic affairs July 1, 2012.
Dr. Janie Park, CSC president, announced the hiring of Snare in an email message to employees Tuesday afternoon. She said the institution will immediately begin searching for Snare’s replacement, and hopes to have a new dean hired before Snare takes the vice president’s position next summer.
The vice president for academic affairs position became open in September when Dr. Lois Veath announced her intent to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year. Snare was chosen from a field of three finalists.
During his tenure at CSC, Snare has been heavily involved in efforts to enhance the curriculum, including an extensive effort to improve the institution’s general studies offerings.
Snare came to CSC in August 2006 as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, a position that came about when the institution was organized from two schools to three. His title and responsibilities changed this summer during another reorganization designed to be more responsive to students and faculty.
Prior to CSC, Snare spent three years as assistant director for academic affairs at Matanuska Susitna College, one of the extended campuses of the University of Alaska Anchorage, located at Palmer, Alaska.
Snare, who lives in Chadron with his wife Karen, is a native of Ohio. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Antioch College at Yellow Springs, Ohio, and his master’s and doctor’s degrees in political science from Ohio State University.
Prior to going to Alaska in 2003, he was on the faculty 10 years at Middle Georgia College, serving as coordinator of the Political Science Department the final four years. He participated in a Fulbright-Hays Professional Development Program that visited South Africa in 2001 and has been editor of the International Journal of Peace Studies since 1999.
—Justin Haag, CSC Information Services