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Four department chairs named at Southeastern

DURANT, Okla. – Four faculty members have recently been named department chairs at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

The group includes Dr. Kitty Campbell, Department of Management & Marketing in the John Massey School of Business; Dr. Vivian Guarnera, Department of Educational Instruction & Leadership, School of Education & Behavioral  Sciences; Dr. G. Stevenson Smith, Department of Accounting and Finance, John Massey School of Business; and Dr. Chunmei Yoe, interim chair in the Department of Social Sciences, School  of Arts & Sciences.

“The role of the department chair is vital to the educational enterprise, “ said Dr. Douglas McMillan, vice president for academic affairs. “I have the utmost confidence in each of the new chairs and look forward to working with them. ‘’

Scheduling, curriculum review, program review, budget management, and advocacy for their department are among the duties of the chairs.

Kitty Campbell Campbell joined the Southeastern faculty in 1997. She earned her doctorate at Texas A&M – Commerce and her bachelor’s  and master’s degrees at Texas A&M  (College Station) and Southeastern.

Vivian Guanera Guarnera received her doctorate and master’s degrees at the University of Florida and her bachelor’s at Oklahoma State. She also has been a faculty member since 1997.

Smith-2 Smith, a member of the Southeastern faculty since 2006, earned his doctorate at the University of Arkansas. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Ball State University and Michigan State University.

Chunmei Yoe Yoe earned her doctorate and master’s at Duke University and her bachelor’s at the Beijing Foreign Language Institute.  She joined the Southeastern faculty in 1997.