The University of Maryland has named a Texas A&M University faculty member as the new dean of the architecture, planning and preservation school.

Dawn Jourdan is currently the executive associate dean for the architecture college at Texas A&M. She is also a professor in the school’s landscape architecture and urban planning department.

Jourdan will replace Donald Linebaugh, the interim dean who took over as the architecture school’s dean in May 2018. Jourdan will start in the position Aug. 1.

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Keith Marzullo, the dean of the college of information studies, led a search committee to fill the position.

“The committee excelled in its work to find the best possible candidates for this position,” Ann Wylie, interim senior vice president and provost, wrote in an email on Tuesday.

While at Texas A&M, Jourdan has “initiated development programs for current faculty” and increased the diversity of new faculty, Tuesday’s email read.

Jourdan earned her doctorate in urban and regional planning from Florida State University, a master’s degree in urban planning, a law degree from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in Illinois.