Madden Library Dean McDonald retires; Hironaka-Juteau is interim

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Madden Library Dean McDonald retires; Hironaka-Juteau is interim

Dr. Jody Hironaka-Juteau, dean of the College of Health and Human Services, will serve double duty as interim dean of the Henry Madden Library during the search for a successor to Peter McDonald, who retired May 19 after 10 years leading the University’s library. Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny praised McDonald for many improvements in the library. “Commitment to diversity, inclusion and respect for all is a hallmark of Dean McDonald’s tenure, and the Madden Library has become a community resource and a cultural center in Central California, hosting world-class exhibits, concerts, lectures and other programs,” the provost said in an announcement to the campus community March 24. Hironaka-Juteau joined Fresno State’s College of Health and Human Services faculty in 1999, and she served as dean the past two years. She also served as chair of the President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity. Hironaka-Juteau earned her doctorate degree in educational leadership and change from the Fielding Graduate University and earned her master’s in education and bachelor’s in recreation administration from Fresno State. See the retired dean’s statement.