David F. Bright has announced that he will step down from his position as vice president for arts and sciences and dean of the College in August 1997. Bright informed the College faculty of this development in a letter dated April 11. The decision resulted from a five-year review of Bright's deanship conducted by the president and provost in accordance with University policy.
After stepping down from his administrative positions, Bright will spend the following year on sabbatical leave. Upon his return, he will take up his duties as a professor of classics and comparative literature.
"David Bright has been a wonderful colleague and friend," said Provost Billy Frye. "I've enjoyed working with him and wish him every success in the future."
Frye said that he and Chace are now beginning to discuss the selection of a search committee. They hope to have the search committee named and the search underway by the end of the spring semester. That search committee, according to Frye, will be composed mainly of College faculty, but probably will include representation by students, alumni and administrators.