Ziegler, Harris are promoted at Baker
Baker University President Pat Long has announced the appointment of Rand Ziegler as vice president and dean of Baker's College of Arts and Sciences and Peggy Harris as interim dean of the School of Education.
Ziegler and Harris are longtime Baker employee and have served in various leadership roles at the university.
Ziegler, who has served as interim vice president and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for almost two years, started working at the University in 1981 as an assistant professor and earned full professor status in 1994. In addition to chairing the psychology department for several years, he has been associate academic dean and registrar, director of assessment and institutional research and associate dean for faculty and administrative
services. In 2001, he received the Kopke Award for Teaching Excellence.
Harris will serve as interim dean of the School of Education for the 2007-2008 academic year, replacing the retiring Bill Neuenswander. Harris came to Baker in 1984, serving as coordinator of the academic skills center and a part-time instructor in the education department. In 1987, she became assistant professor of education before becoming professor and education department chair. She was the first woman to receive Baker's Distinguished Faculty Award in 1988 and was named winner of the national Esther Edwards Graduate Scholarship Award in 1995. In 2002-2003, she was honored with the
Exemplary Teaching Award.