College of Health and Human Performance

College Leadership Updates

College Leadership Updates

(pictured above: Elisabeth Barton, Kyriaki "Kiki" Kaplanidou, Dan Connaughton)

This summer, Dean Michael Reid, Ph.D., announced several updates within the leadership of the College of Health & Human Performance (HHP).

Effective July 1, 2020, after eight years of exemplary service, Dan Connaughton, Ed.D, associate dean for faculty and staff affairs, will step away from his administrative role and return to the Department of Sport Management to continue his duties as professor. 

“As associate dean, Dan has been a bulwark of the college through a period of unprecedented growth,” said Dean Reid. “He has supported faculty and staff with competence and integrity and has represented HHP with distinction to the broader university community.”

Kyriaki (Kiki) Kaplanidou, Ph.D., assistant dean for faculty and staff affairs and professor in the Department of Sport Management, has accepted an expanded role in the college administration, assuming a number of duties previously performed by Dr. Connaughton. 

“I am grateful to Kiki for expanding her leadership role in the college and continuing her dedicated support of our faculty and staff,” said Dean Reid.

In addition, Elisabeth Barton, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK), will assume the role of Acting Associate Dean on July 1. 

Dr. Barton is a NIH-funded scientist and committed educator who brings a wealth of administrative experience to the task. Currently. Dr. Barton is vice chair of APK and director of the Center for Exercise Science, two positions she will resign from in July.

“Beth will be an outstanding addition to the college leadership," said Dean Reid. “She is already working with Dan Connaughton and Kiki Kaplanidou to ensure a smooth transition for the Office of Faculty and Staff Affairs. I am confident in Beth’s abilities and look forward to working with her in the coming year.”

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