Sharon Brown-Welty, Dean of Graduate Studies at Fresno State, announced she will transition to faculty at the end of the summer. Brown-Welty returns to the classroom after serving two years as the dean and leading the development of several new masters and doctoral programs. Fresno State Provost William A. Covino said that while a national search is conducted to fill the position, Sandra Witte, Associate Dean for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, will serve as interim Graduate Dean starting August 19. Witte holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Management from Oregon State University and served as Chair of Food Science and Nutrition at Fresno State.  INFO: Kathleen Schock, University Communications, 559.360.3777.