Three educators have received appointments or awards recently.
- The University of Utah has named philosophy professor Patricia L. Hanna as dean of the College of Humanities.Hanna replaces Norman B. Council, who served two five-year terms. He will take a one-year sabbatical before returning to teaching in the English department.
The appointment, which becomes effective July 1, was approved by the U. Institutional Council Monday.
Hanna is the fourth woman among the U.'s 19 deans.
She is co-director of the Humanities Center, past chairwoman of the philosophy department and former associate dean of the College of Humanities. She serves on the presidential search committee and was chairwoman of the presidential task force to study the U.'s administrative structure. She is a member of the Academic Senate.
- Richard Call, an assistant principal at Bountiful High School, has been named Utah's Assistant Principal of the Year.
The honor was bestowed by the National Association of Secondary Schools in partnership with McDonald's Corp.
"This award shines the light on what are often the unsung heroes of our schools," said McDonald's spokesman Edward Rensi.
- The principal at Wasatch Elementary School has been named president of the national Association for Supervision of Curriculum Development.
Corrine P. Hill assumed leadership of the 164,000-member organization at its 46th annual conference recently in San Francisco. ASCD members include principals, superintendents, supervisors, teachers, professors and school board members.
A former elementary schoolteacher, Hill was the Salt Lake School District's director of school volunteers. She served as district curriculum specialist in language arts/reading, early childhood education, inservice education and foreign languages before being appointed Wasatch principal.