Libraries, two colleges have new deans

Keith Russell stands on a hillside next to the water at sunset
Keith Russell, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Three new deans have joined Western’s academic leadership.

Deanna Kennedy, dean of the College of Business and Economics, is the former associate dean for Academics at the University of Washington Bothell School of Business. Previously, she was a professor at Texas A & M University.

John Danneker, dean of Western Libraries, is the former director of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library at the University of Washington, where he also served as UW Libraries director of Learning Services.

Keith Russell, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is formerly chair of Western’s Health and Human Development Department. Russell is a national expert on using outdoor and adventure therapy to help people address addiction and mental health challenges.

Deanna Kennedy smiles for the camera
Deanna Kennedy, dean of the College of Business and Economics
John Danneker smiles for the camera
John Danneker, dean of Western Libraries