Dr. Richard Ice ’83 sent this message:  “I will become the Academic Dean for the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University on July 1, 2011.”  Located near St. Cloud, MN, CSB (for women) and SJU (for men), are nationally recognized Catholic liberal arts colleges that share one academic program, and students attend classes together on both campuses.

     As Academic Dean, he will serve as the key administrator engaged in curricular matters and work with departments and programs on assessment of student learning initiatives. He will also be the final authority on student academic issues.  

     Dr. Ice is currently the chair of the Department of Communication at the colleges and has taught in the department since 1989.  After graduation from Wabash, he completed his doctorate at the University of Iowa before starting his career at CSB/SJ. 

     Dr. Ice has been an active scholar, with his book Rhetoric in Civic Life scheduled for publication this year, and has been active in both the campus and community, including a variety of leadership roles within faculty governance as well as serving as chair of the Albany, MN School Board. 

Congratulations, Richard!