Role of the College Deans


The deans of the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education are responsible for the leadership of the academic activities of their respective colleges.  Specific duties include: (1) development and implementation of the college’s mission and ensuring it is in keeping with the mission of the University; (2) implementation of college and University strategic plans; (3) encouraging and supporting faculty development within the college; (4) managing faculty recruitment within the college; (5) ensuring the effective allocation and administration of resources within the college; (6) ensuring the integrity of procedures for the appointment and evaluation of faculty and support staff; (7) overseeing curriculum development and innovation.

College deans report to the Provost, and are annually evaluated for their effectiveness in this capacity.  As members of the university administration, college deans are recommended for the position by the Provost and appointed to the position by the President.