Larry Snyder to return as dean of Potter College

Dean of Potter College Larry Snyder

Rebekah Alvey

Just 15 days after he was asked to resign, Larry Snyder will resume his position as dean of Potter College of Arts and Letters effective Monday, April 15.

In an email to faculty and staff on Wednesday, acting Provost Cheryl Stevens said Snyder will finish his term as dean until it ends on June 30, 2021. She said Merrall Price, who was previously named interim dean of Potter College, will remain special assistant to the provost before transitioning to associate dean in Potter College on July 1. 

“Given the magnitude of work to do in degree transformation, we must have stability in leadership as we work our way forward,” Stevens said. “I look forward to working with Dr. Snyder and the Potter College community as we continue our efforts to provide the educational experience our students want and deserve.”

Snyder resigned from the dean position at the request of former Provost Terry Ballman on March 26, which sparked student protest and faculty concern.

Faculty passed a vote of no confidence in the leadership of Ballman. The next day, Ballman resigned. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available