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SWOSU Faculty Receive Promotions and Tenure

July 11, 2012

Six Southwestern Oklahoma State University faculty members have been awarded promotions, and four faculty members have received tenure effective with the 2012-13 academic year.

The changes were approved at a recent meeting of the Regional University System of Oklahoma Regents, according to SWOSU President Randy Beutler.

The following faculty members were approved for advancement in rank:

From Associate Professor to Professor

  • Dr. Melinda Burgess, Department of Psychology
  • Dr. Joel Kendall, Department of Communication and Theatre 

From Assistant Professor to Associate Professor

  • Dr. Jimena Aracena, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Dr. David Esjornson, Department of Chemistry and Physics
  • Dr. Andrea Holgado, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Evette Meliza, Department of Education

Tenure

  • Dr. Daniel Farris, Department of Music
  • Dr. Faruk Khan, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Dr. Evette Meliza, Department of Education
  • Dr. Tami Moser, Department of Finance, Marketing and Management

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