Anand K. Dyal-Chand of Santa Barbara, Calif., has been named vice president of student services at Weber State University.

Dyal-Chand has more than 30 years of teaching and administrative experience, most recently as assistant vice chancellor of Student Affairs at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Appointed to that position in 1994, he oversaw eight departments of the 18,000-student institution.Previously, he was vice president of student affairs at Ferrum College in Virginia.

"Anand has an exceptional background in higher education. His unwavering commitment to students and their development is central to this university," said WSU President Paul H. Thomp-son.

Dyal-Chand earned a bachelor degree in biology and geography from Punjab University in India. He has a master's degree in sociology from the College of Wooster in Ohio and a master's degree in geography from St. John's College in Agra, India. He earned a doctorate degree in higher education administration from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

He succeeds Marie Kotter, who after a year's sabbatical will return to teaching in the university's College of Health Professions.