Wichita State names Ron Matson as liberal arts dean

Ron Matson
Ron Matson Courtesy of Wichita State University

Ron Matson, the interim dean for Wichita State University’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named dean of the college, the school announced Friday.

Matson has been interim dean since July 2012, when Bill Bischoff stepped down. A longtime chairman of the sociology department, he has been on WSU’s faculty since 1970.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado.

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