A farewell reception will be held for Dr. Richard Podemski, dean of the St. Thomas School of Education, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Great Room (Room 202) of Opus Hall on UST’s Minneapolis campus.

Podemski has accepted the position of dean for graduate studies and research at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, N.Y. The new position provides him the opportunity to promote graduate programs and faculty research across the many disciplines at the college. Podemski is from the Buffalo area and reports that his father is excited that he and his wife, Clare, are “coming home.”