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LSUS College of of Arts and Sciences Announces New Interim Associate Dean

August 05, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SHREVEPORT, LA- LSUS is proud to announce that Dr. Tibor Szarvas has been named the new Interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He is the current Chair of the Department of Mathematics.

"Dr. Szarvas has been a valuable, important department chair and senior faculty person at LSU Shreveport," Chancellor Larry Clark said. "The new position of Associate Dean will provide him new opportunities for leadership and service. We are fortunate to have Tibor on our LSUS leadership team."

Szarvas has served as an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Mathematics since 2007. He has taught numerous mathematics courses ranging from algebra, calculus and number theory. He has also written many publications, as well as a calculus textbook with Dr. Paul Sisson.

"Dr. Szarvas has done an excellent job for 12 years serving as Chair of Mathematics, and I expect him to be an excellent Associate Dean. I am looking forward to working with him," Dean of the College of Art and Sciences, Dr. Peter Siska said. "One of his main goals is to improve effectiveness in our Math Pilot Program. He will be looking for new ways to teach Pilot Math at LSUS. He has also played an instrumental role in bringing the Summer Math Program to LSUS."

Szarvas received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of South Carolina. Throughout his career as an educator, he has received many prestigious awards in his field such as, "Who is Who in Science and Engineering" in 2006 and "Who is Who Among America's Teachers" in 2000, 2002, and 2004.

His plans in his new role include strengthening the Math Pilot Program, starting the new Pathways Program Summer Institute, and supporting Dean Siska. There are also plans for classroom renovations, finding new ways to strengthen enrollment, and enhancing current programs as well as bringing in new ones.

"My primary role is to be in constant consultation with the dean and help him implement his vision for the college. Of course there are a number of things that are important like existing instructional initiatives and academic programs, working on strengthening enrollment, introducing new programs, seeking outside support, and the new Pathways Program," Szarvas said. "I will familiarize myself with how to best support the humanities programs as well so all academic programs are equitable."

Szarvas was selected by members of a search committee lead by Dr. Larry Anderson, the current Associate Dean. He will take on this role at the end of July after Dr. Anderson retires.

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Media Contact: Wendell Riley, Director of Media and External Relations wendell.riley@lsus.edu 318-797-5108

 
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