Professor Ann Dickson, former director of the University of Kentucky School of Interior Design, has been named interim dean of the College of Design by the UK Provost. Her term will begin July 1; she will serve in the position until a new dean is appointed by the University Provost.
"My main focus is to insure that the excellence and momentum established by the college is maintained, and that we continue to move forward as we search for a new dean", said Dickson.
Professor Dickson has been teaching at UK since 1980, and has recently stepped down as director of UK School of Interior Design after 12 years in the position. Alumnus and University of North Carolina at Greensboro faculty member Patrick Lee Lucas has been named the next director of the UK School of Interior Design.
The UK College of Design is composed of the School of Architecture, the School of Interior Design, and the Department of Historic Preservation.