Linkedin Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Facebook Dr. Karen Steele, the new dean of Interdisciplinary Studies, answer emails on her computer (photo by Richard Edgemon) ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention Twitter Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Twitter Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ + posts Renee Umsted Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleFaculty opt to move 54% of classes online in the fallNext articleFormer Honors College dean takes early retirement Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt printThe dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) has resigned, according to an email sent by Provost Teresa Dahlberg. Karen Steele, associate vice provost and dean of School of Interdisciplinary Studies and professor of English in TCU’s AddRan College of Liberal Arts. (Courtesy TCU)Dr. Karen Steele, the first dean of the college, resigned after about two years in that position. In December 2019, Steele’s appointment was extended until 2023, with the option to renew that five-year term. Steele will serve as special assistant to the provost for the 2020-2021 school year, assisting with the TCU Connected Campus plan, the Koehler Center and DEI initiatives, according to Dahlberg’s email. The email said afterward, Steele will rejoin the faculty in the English department. Dahlberg named Dr. Sonja S. Watson, the dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, interim dean of SIS for the 2020-21 school year. She will lead a task force made of faculty, staff and students from the two colleges to create a “Unity of Vision” for SIS and analyze the relationship between the two colleges, according to the email. The task force is expected to provide the provost with a recommendation for the leadership, vision, structure and resource needs of SIS.Watson will also hire an associate dean of faculty and diversity, equity and inclusion for SIS and AddRan, Dahlberg wrote.In the email, Dahlberg said she has committed $50,000 in discretionary funding to Watson to support both colleges this academic year.