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New associate dean for the College of Life Sciences

Susan Fullmer
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Dean James P. Porter announced the appointment of Susan Fullmer as the new associate dean with responsibilities for undergraduate and graduate students in the BYU College of Life Sciences effective July 8, 2019. Fullmer will replace Rosemary Thackeray, who was recently appointed by President Kevin J Worthen as the assistant to the president for planning and assessment.

Fullmer is a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, where she researches the effects of diet and exercise on metabolism and bone. She is a dedicated university citizen having served on several university, college, and department committees.

“Susan is well qualified to take on this new role given her experience with students and student advisement, graduate programs, and rank and status matters,” Dean Porter said. “She is also familiar with curriculum issues having served on both the department and college curriculum committees. She is committed to the mission of BYU and is an independent thinker who will bring great ideas to the dean’s office.”

Fullmer graduated from the University of Utah with a BA and MS in foods and nutrition. She went on to earn a PhD in exercise physiology from Brigham Young University.

In expressing his gratitude toward Thackeray, Dean Porter said, “In the one short year that she served as an associate dean, she brought many improvements to the college including a new guidance document to help faculty prepare their rank and status packets, a new online portal for students to use for applying for internship travel support, and she oversaw the first-ever implementation of our CURA program.”