Southern Connecticut State University has appointed Dr. Bruce Kalk as the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Kalk joined the faculty at Southern in 1992 as Assistant Professor of History. He worked his way up through the faculty ranks, serving also as Chair of the Department of History, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and then Interim Dean. He received his baccalaureate degree from the College of William and Mary and his master’s and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Origins of the Southern Strategy: Two-Party Competition in South Carolina, 1950-1972.