Paul LePore’s appointment began in December 2008. As associate dean, LePore focuses on issues involving student success, including new student recruitment; improving student retention and time to graduation; academic advising; curriculum development; learning assessment; career advising and student engagement in high impact practices; managing the college’s residential living/learning programs; and enrollment management. A sociologist by training (specializing in social psychology, sociology of education, and comparative sociology), LePore’s scholarship explores educational policies and practices that promote equity and achievement for all students. Before coming to ASU, LePore was at the University of Washington for 11 years, where he was assistant dean for educational programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and a faculty member in the department of sociology. LePore is a proud graduate of Brown University where he concentrated in Sociology, Business Economics, and Educational Studies and the University of Washington – Madison where he earned his Ph.D. in Sociology in 1997.