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  • The Advisory Board Speaks—Board members offer advice on critical topics, such as leading your unit through the recession, making dean/provost relationships work, and preparing for the possibility of campus violence.
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    Joan Hope
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    Joan Hope became editor of Dean & Provost in 2007. She brings years of experience in higher education and journalism to her work. She has taught writing and literature courses for eight years at colleges and universities including Indiana University at Bloomington, Clark University, and Houston Community College
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