Wichita State selects interim dean for College of Health Professions

Keith Pickus has been named interim dean of Wichita State University’s College of Health Professions, effective Aug. 5, the school announced Wednesday.

Pickus will serve in that capacity for the 2013-14 academic year. He replaces Peter Cohen, who announced last year that he would step down as dean and return to teaching at WSU.

Pickus has served as interim provost since June 2011. But that position is being shifted to vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1. Anthony Vizzini was recently named to fill that position.

A tenured professor of history, Pickus has been at WSU since 1995.