Wesson has been the associate dean for undergraduate programs in CAS since 2014. He came to Lehigh in 2011 after working at the University of Vermont and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Hall, who served as CAS dean for seven years, will start his new role as the dean of the faculty of arts, sciences and engineering at University of Rochester on June 30.
“In Dean Hall’s time here, he developed a broad strategic plan that outlines a clear trajectory for the college and developed a number of initiatives that advanced it,” said Provost Patrick Farrell in the Lehigh News announcement. “(Wesson) is the right person to maintain that momentum during this transitional period and to continue to lead the great work of our faculty, staff and students,”
Farrell is in the process of establishing a committee to lead an international search to fill Hall’s position.