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Gordon takes reins as Emeritus College dean

June 20, 2007

Len Gordon, professor emeritus of sociology, has been named dean of the Emeritus College , beginning July 1.

He will succeed Richard Jacob, the college's founding dean.

Gordon joined the ASU faculty in 1967 and has served as chair of the Sociology Department and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

He was a member of the Emeritus College steering committee, and participated in writing the proposal for the establishment of the college.

Gordon is a member of the college's creative writing program and has been writing a memoir of his life with his wife, Rena, who passed away last year.

Gordon plays competitive softball, and he is an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers and the University of Michigan Wolverines .

“I hope and look forward to continuing and helping to advance the college's programmatic progress as a benefit to the many talents of our emeritus faculty and to the university community,” Gordon says.