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New dean selected for college of health and human sciences

The College of Health and Human Sciences at Colorado State University will be receiving a new dean beginning in the Fall of 2019.

Lise Youngblade, the current professor and head of the human development and family studies department and associate dean for Strategic Initiatives, will be replacing Jeff McCubbin, the current dean of the college.


“I am blessed to be surrounded by people who have supported me and who care about the college, giving of their time and talents to help us collectively advance and grow,” McCubbin wrote in an email on August 13th to department faculty, according to SOURCE. McCubbin declined to comment with The Collegian, further referencing the email sent to department faculty. 

McCubbin became dean in July of 2011. He plans to serve as academic dean for Semester at Sea in the fall 2020 semester.

“I have no doubt the next dean will be happy to assume leadership of this solid and forward-thinking college following the conclusion of the next academic year,” McCubbin wrote in his email.

Youngblade has been head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at CSU since 2006. She also served as associate dean for research and strategic initiative previous to her nomination as dean.

“Currently, my research focuses on adolescents engaging in risk-taking behaviors as well as the outcomes of those behaviors,” Youngblade said. “I also focus heavily on systems that can support risk prevention and promote positive youth development.”

Throughout her career at CSU, Youngblade increased the department’s budget from $1.1 million to $6.2 million in order to fund research and improve program quality, according to a SOURCE article from August 2018. Youngblade was also a recipient of the 2018 Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award.

“I’m really looking forward to getting to know and support all the wonderful programs that are in our college across all the multiple units,” Youngblade said.

Delaney Allen can be reached at or on Twitter @DelaneyAllen0.

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DEVIN CORNELIUS, Digital Managing Editor
Devin Cornelius is the digital managing editor for The Collegian. He is a fifth-year computer science major from Austin, Texas. He moved to Colorado State University and started working for The Collegian in 2017 as a photographer. His passion for photography began in high school, so finding a photography job in college was one of his top priorities. He primarily takes sports photos, volleyball being his favorite to shoot. Having been on The Collegian staff for 4 1/2 years, he's watched the paper evolve from a daily to a weekly paper, and being involved in this transition is interesting and exciting. Although Cornelius is a computer science major, his time at The Collegian has been the most fulfilling experience in his college career — he has loved every second. From working 12-hour days to taking photos in Las Vegas for the Mountain West Conference, he cannot think of a better place to work. Working as a photographer for The Collegian pushed him outside of his comfort zone, taking him places that he never expected and making him the photographer he is today. As the digital managing editor, Cornelius oversees the photos, graphics and social media of The Collegian along with other small tech things. Working on the editorial staff with Katrina Leibee and Serena Bettis has been super fun and extremely rewarding, and together they have been pushing The Collegian toward being an alt-weekly. Outside of The Collegian, he enjoys playing volleyball, rugby, tumbling and a variety of video games. When in Austin, you can find him out on the lake, wake surfing, wake boarding and tubing. You can expect that Cornelius and the rest of The Collegian staff will do their best to provide you with interesting and exciting content.

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