Deans and Deans Plus Meetings

Mission Statement:

The provost holds meetings with the deans on a weekly basis. Approximately every other week, the provost convenes a Deans Plus meeting with the deans and other key leaders within the Division of Academic Affairs. These participants provide vision and leadership for the academic enterprise of the university including the development and implementation of the academic aspects of the university strategic plan. It considers matters of educational and administrative policy, reviews all academic or academically related matters, and makes appropriate recommendations to the President, Board of Trustees, Academic Senate, and other University officers or bodies. These participants coordinate among schools, colleges, centers, and related areas and recommends appropriate fit and balance of programs and their structure within the university.


Deans Council

Meeting Participants:

Deans Only:
Brien Smith, provost
Amy Cossentino, dean, Honors College
Charles Howell, dean, Beeghly College of Education
Tammy King, interim dean, Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
Betty Jo Licata, dean, Williamson College of Business Administration
Martha Pallante, interim dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Phyllis Paul, dean, College of Creative Arts and Communication
Sal Sanders, dean, College of Graduate Studies
Wim F.A. Steelant, dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Deans Plus:
Deans (as listed previously)
Kevin Ball, associate provost, Academic Programs and Planning
Carol L. Bennett, assistant provost, Diversity and Inclusion
Claire Berardini, associate provost, Student Success
Hillary Fuhrman, interim director, Teaching and Learning
Nathan Myers, associate provost, International Programs office
Jennifer Pintar, associate provost, Academic Administration

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