In an email to the University today, President John DeGioia announced that Walter Rankin, a Senior Associate Dean of the School of Continuing studies, will take over as Interim Dean of the School of Continuing Studies beginning July 1. He is filling the vacancy left by exiting SCS Dean Robert Manuel, who accepted an offer the head the University of Indianapolis as president earlier this year.
According to the email, Rankin was responsible for organizing Georgetown’s re-accreditation efforts to the Middle States Commission on Education, which Georgetown passed with flying colors. According to his linked-in page, Rankin earned a PhD in German languages, literatures, linguistics from Georgetown in 1998.
Rankin worked at George Mason University till 2009, where he taught German language and literature. His Rate My Professors page there gives him a 4.8/5 for quality, and no less than 3/5 reviews on the first page mention his hotness, earning him a chili pepper.
The email additionally mentioned that James Parenti, formerly an official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will serve as Chief Administrative Officer during Rankin’s tenure.
Read the full email after the jump.