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Craig Laker promoted to dean
of Jannen School of Arts & Sciences
Laker honored to continue tradition of excellence
ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University has appointed a dean for its Jannen School of Arts & Sciences.
Craig Laker, who has served as interim dean since June 1, was named the dean on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
“It’s a pleasure to announce Craig’s promotion to dean of the Jannen School of Arts & Sciences,” said John Shannon, Ph.D., vice president for Academic Affairs. “His wealth of real life and academic experience yielded top leadership during his time as interim dean and I look forward to his continuing contributions to Trine and our students.”
Laker joined Trine in 1999 as an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Psychology and Social Sciences and became chairman of the department in 2002. He earned three degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington: a bachelor’s degree in public affairs in 1987, a master’s degree in personnel management and labor relations in 1989 and a master’s degree in criminal justice in 1992.
Laker has also taught at Concordia University, University of Cincinnati and Indiana University.
“I am honored to carry on the proud tradition of excellence in the Jannen School of Arts & Sciences at Trine University and look forward to providing career-oriented education to our students,” Laker said.
He has coached the handgun competition and crime scene teams of Trine’s chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association to several regional and national titles. In October, the team set a regional conference record with 54 awards. In 2008, Laker earned ACJA’s Jim Hooker Outstanding Adviser Award.