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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A graphic design professor will oversee academic matters at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

The school announced Friday that Ron Riksen will serve as Interim Dean of the College, starting next month.

He has a two-year term.

Riksen has been a Kendall faculty member since 1971. In that time, he's chaired both the graphic design and illustration programs, in addition to serving on and chairing a committee overseeing faculty evaluation, tenure, promotion, and sabbaticals.

The college is currently searching for its next president.

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