Rosemary Blieszner, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, was named Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; her appointment begins March 6. Blieszner also has served as liaison to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and as co-chair of the Beyond Boundaries steering committee; she was Associate Director of the Center for Gerontology for more than 30 years.  Blieszner joined the Virginia Tech community in 1981; she earned her bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst College, her M.S. from Ohio State University, and her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Blieszner assumes leadership of the College from Dean Elizabeth Spiller, who has accepted the position of Dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Davis.