Former dean takes leave from new position

Former Arts & Sciences Dean Steven Hoch requested a personal leave Monday from his position at a new college.

Hoch, who left UK this summer, was granted personal leave from his provost position at Washington State University effective immediately, said university spokesman James Tinney.

He gave no public reason for leaving, although he may have disclosed the reason to President Elson S. Floyd in a private meeting Monday, Tinney said.

Hoch declined comment in an e-mail to the Kernel.