After the departure of Dr. Chris Crawford from Fort Hays State University this spring, Dr. Graham Glynn, provost and vice president of academic affairs, asked faculty member Dr. Lorie Cook-Benjamin to serve as the new Interim Executive director of Faculty Affairs and the Virtual College.

Cook-Benjamin came to FHSU in 2008 as an associate professor of teacher education.

Cook-Benjamin will take over Crawford’s responsibilities as the Interim Director of the Virtual College, as well as the responsibilities of faculty and chair development. She will also coordinate the online programs across all of FHSU’s academic departments.