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Dr. Dean Justmann New UIC Executive Director for Administration

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry has promoted Dr. Dean R. Justmann to the position of Executive Director for Administration. He was previously the college's Associate Director of Finance, joining UIC in 2009.

Previously, Dr. Justmann was Vice President for Budget, Facilities, and Risk Management and then Vice President for Administration at Chicago State University. He earned both his M.B.A. and Ph.D. in music from Northwestern University, where he was a Public Services Operations Manager.

Dr. Justmann is in charge of the college's financial planning and budgeting, clinic receivables, human resources, and other responsibilities on the business side of the college. He will also be representing the college at university-wide meetings in areas related to policies and procedures. "I'm eager to do anything I can to help the College advance in terms of greater quality and success in the educational, clinical, research, and public service missions—even in the face of difficult economic times," he said.

Dr. Ritchie Chosen as LSUSD Director of Admissions

Dr. John R. RitchieDr. John R. Ritchie has been chosen as the new Director of Admissions as Louisiana State University School of Dentistry (LSUSD). He is succeeding Dr. Jim Weir, who retired in December 2009.

Dr. Ritchie joined the LSUSD faculty in 1981 and was previously the Director of Diversity and Minority Affairs from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Ritchie has also served as the Director of the General Dentistry Residency program from 1989 to 1995, and Chair of the Department of General Dentistry from 1996 to 2006. He received his M.Ed. from the University of New Orleans and is a fellow in the American College of Dentists and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Ferrillo Named Interim Provost of the University of the Pacific

Dr. Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr.Dr. Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., Dean of University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, has been named interim provost of the University of the Pacific. He will take over for long-time Provost Philip N. Gilbertson, who retires June 30.

Pacific is conducting a nationwide search for a provost and hopes to name a permanent replacement in the fall. The provost oversees all academic programs at Pacific's three California campuses, located in Stockton, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

Dr. Ferrillo has served as Dean of the Dugoni School of Dentistry since 2006 and worked previously in similar academic positions at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Southern Illinois University. He received his doctorate of dentistry and a certificate in endodontic techniques from Baylor College. Dr. Ferrillo was ADEA President 2000-01.

Dr. Nader A. Nadershahi, currently Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Dugoni School of Dentistry, will step into the role of acting dean while Dr. Ferrillo is interim provost. Dr. Nadershahi will also continue his academic dean responsibilities alongside his day-to-day management responsibility for the dental school. Dr. Nadershahi is an alumni of the ADEA Leadership Institute.

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