Open forum planned for dental school dean search

The search committee for the next dean of the School of Dental Medicine will host an open forum via Zoom at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

Marnie Oakley has been serving as interim dean since Bernard Costello, who became dean in April 2018, was named associate vice chancellor for health science integration in September 2022. Oakley also was interim dean for several months in 2021 when Costello took voluntary administrative leave for personal reasons.

Anthony Delitto, dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, is chairing the search committee.

All are welcome at the open forum, and committee members and representatives of the Russell Reynolds Associates search firm will participate. Questions and comments will be solicited in real time or can be emailed in advance to Joanna Spontak at

Access the meeting at:

Audio only, via phone: 877 853 5247

Meeting ID: 992 6454 0432

Passcode: 418906