(September 1, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073.

Centenary Names Interim Provost and Dean of the College

Dr. Daniel N. Keck

SHREVEPORT, La.— Dr. Daniel N. Keck of Wylie, Texas, has been named the interim provost and dean of the college at Centenary College of Louisiana.

Prior to his Centenary appointment, Keck retired in 2003 as the provost of Greensboro College, Greensboro, N.C. He also served at Greensboro as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty from 1991 until 2002, and professor of political science.

"Dr. Keck brings wisdom and experience to this role and will be a talented leader for the academic programs of the College at a pivotal time in Centenary's 185-year history," said College President Dr. David Rowe. "He has a distinguished record of academic and administrative experience and leadership. We have a great deal of confidence in him and we look forward to the many positive contributions he will make to our College community."

Keck earned a B.A. in government from Miami University, a M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Connecticut, and Certificate from Harvard University, Institute for Educational Management.

Keck's administrative experience includes service at Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo., from 1986 until 1991 where he was a professor of political science, and served as interim President, Vice President, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the faculty. He was also professor of political science and Dean of the College from 1977 until 1986 at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. Keck also served as professor of political science at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio from 1966 until 1977.

Keck assumes the position vacated by Dr. Darrel D. Colson, who served for seven years and departed in June to become the president of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He will serve through June 2010 while the college engages in a national search for a permanent provost.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.