In July 2012, Dr. Pawan Kahol was hired as the new dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Pittsburg State University. Kahol, who was the interim dean of the graduate college at Missouri State University, came to Pittsburg State with more than 30 years of experience in higher education.
“Dr. Kahol stood out in an incredibly talented field of finalists,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Lynette Olson. “He brings a great deal of experience in and enthusiasm for higher education.”
Kahol expressed excitement about joining the PSU staff.
“I’m very pleased and honored to be the next dean of graduate and continuing studies,” said Kahol. “Pittsburg State has a strong reputation for its academic quality and focus on student success.”
Kahol earned his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. in physics from Panjab University in India. He has also worked at the University of Leeds, England, during 1979-82; as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Stuttgart University, Germany, during 1983-84; as a research associate at Stuttgart University, Germany, during 1984-86; and as a research fellow at the University of West Virginia during 1986-88.