July 12, 2005
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, director of public relations, (785) 594-8330

Baldwin City, Kan. - Baker University President Daniel M. Lambert has announced the promotion of four administrators.

Rand Ziegler, former associate dean for faculty and administrative services, has been named interim vice president and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. For the past two years, he served as associate dean for faculty and administrative services. Ziegler joined the Baker psychology faculty in 1981. He has a master's and doctorate degree from West Virginia University. He was psychology department chair from 1986 to 2003. From 1988 to 1991, he also served as associate dean and registrar of the University. From 1991 to 2003, he taught in the psychology department and served as director of institutional research and assessment.

Bonnie Postlethwaite, former associate dean for information services, has been named
associate vice president for information services. She will provide leadership, strategic direction and administrative oversight for all aspects of information services for the University. That includes policy development, networking and telecommunications, academic and administrative computing, library services, and special collections, and faculty/staff training and development as it relates to technical and information competencies. Postlethwaite has bachelor's degrees in French and education from the University of Kansas. She also has a master's degree in art history from KU and a master's degree in library science from the University of Illinois. She belongs to several professional organizations, including the Library and Information Technology Association in which she's vice president/president elect.

John Frazier, entering his second year at Baker, is the associate vice president and dean of student development after being the dean of student development in 2004-2005. He will supervise the professional staff and be responsible for the administration of the following student development endeavors: residence life/housing, Greek life, student activities, career development center, student health center, counseling center, multicultural programs, student conduct and new student orientation. Frazier has a bachelor's degree from Heidelberg College and a master's degree from the University of Akron.

Rob Flaherty has been named acting associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. He previously was associate professor and chair of the psychology department and is entering his 11th year at Baker.  He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society and Midwestern Psychological Association. Flaherty has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Washington and a master's and doctorate degree from Ohio State. He also has a master's in business administration from Baker's School of Professional and Graduate Studies.