Clarion University officials have named Colleen McAleer interim executive dean for the school’s Venango College in Oil City.
Effective July 1, McAleer will assume the post for one year, replacing Christopher Reber, while the search for a replacement dean is undertaken. Reber is leaving the school later this month to assume the job as president of Beaver County Community College in Monaca.
McAleer joined Clarion’s faculty staff in 1982, and became chairperson of the school’s department of communication sciences in 1999. Reber had spent the last twelve years of his thirty-three years in higher education at Venango College.