By Lori Bredemeyer, Managing Editor
The College of Biblical Studies is splitting the workload, but one man is doing the bulk of the job in the College of Business Administration while their deans are on sabbatical.
This semester, the departments are shifting roles and responsibilities to cover their absences.
In the Biblical Studies Building, Dr. Ken Cukrowski is filling in for Dr. Jack Reese, who will be spending time in Abilene completing writing projects and traveling during his sabbatical. Dr. Monty Lynn is acting dean for COBA while Dr. Rick Lytle is in Michigan writing and doing research.
Both substitutes said they have no doubt their colleges will carry on through the semester like normal.
“I have full confidence in the dean’s office … we have very competent folks,” Cukrowski said. “We will certainly miss our dean, and we will welcome him back, but I have full confidence that everyone will do very well.”
Lynn said although most of the responsibility falls on him, he has great trust in the staff and faculty to assist him in his duties.
“The staff has worked with Rick, and they know how everything works, so I frequently go to them for insights on how to do things,” he said. “The expertise lies in them; that’s what’s going to keep us on a good trajectory, is the experience resides within our continuing staff.”
Both deans will spend this semester on sabbatical and will return for the spring semester. Until then, Cukrowski said the Bible Department is splitting the tasks.
“There are a lot of folks that are taking over in individual responsibilities,” he said. “I’m mainly doing stuff that pertains to the dean’s office. We have a great team here, and I’m very confident that we will function very well because of the people we have in leadership positions.”
Cukrowski started his job last Thursday, and Lynn has been working in his since June 1. He said he has already learned and realized things he hadn’t had the opportunity to before.
“More than ever before, I’ve gotten a glimpse of the departments across campus and the other deans,” Lynn said, “and I’m tremendously encouraged about the future of ACU.”