Vasti Torres named Executive Associate Dean

Vasti Torres has accepted the position of Executive Associate Dean at the IU School of Education, effective July 1, 2021. Torres is Department Chair and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS).

“I believe it is important for full professors to serve the school and university. For this reason I am happy to serve,” Torres said. “Like all Schools of Education, we have been through many changes that were not under our control for over a year. I look forward to moving forward in a supportive and inclusive environment that will not be the same, but I sense could actually be better.”

“School of Education faculty are strong and dedicated, and this makes the Executive Associate Dean job more manageable,” she added.

Before joining the faculty ranks, Torres worked for many years in student affairs administration. At IU, she also previously served as the Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research.

A search for a new department chair of ELPS will begin immediately.