In the March 15 Nota Bene, it was announced that Dr. Travis Malone would be taking over for Dr. Joyce Easter as the new dean of the Batten Honors College at the end of the academic year.
Malone has been teaching at Virginia Wesleyan for 15 years and serves as a professor of theater and the founding dean of the Susan S. Goode School of Arts and Humanities. Malone is known for actively assisting with fundraising efforts and being a faculty consultant for the construction of the Susan S. Goode Performing Arts Center and the latest renovation of the Susan T. Beverly Hall.
“I am excited to join the Batten Honors College. I look forward to working with the students in the Honors College and building upon the foundations of the program established by Dean Easter and Jane Batten,” Malone said.
Easter will be returning to the faculty of the chemistry department at the end of this academic year, after serving as the founding dean of the Batten Honors college.
“I am excited to have an arts professor in a leadership position with the Batten Honors College. As an art student, I am looking forward to working more with Dr. Malone in the Honors College as I know he is very passionate and will do great things for the program,” said Kayla Bissette, current sophomore Batten Honors College student.
By Lauren Faulkner