Kent State announces nationwide search for new dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Emma Andrus Reporter

Beginning in November, Kent State will conduct a national search to fill the role of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, according to an email sent out by the Office of the Provost Monday. 

The current dean, Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, Ph.D., has served in the role on an interim basis for 17 months. 

The university has enlisted Buffkin Baker as the firm it will use to assist the search, the email stated. The nationwide search will be chaired by Dean of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, Christina Bloebaum, Ph.D. and a search committee comprised of faculty from across different disciplines in the university. 


“The dean serves as the principal administrator of the College of Arts and Sciences, with responsibility for personnel, general administration and management, budget, and academic development functions,” the email stated. “This includes providing leadership and oversight to all academic programs, encouraging and supporting continuous improvement of programs and curriculum, advising student recruitment and retention actions and initiatives, and developing and reviewing curriculum and programmatic initiatives.”

Public presentations of the final candidates will occur early in the spring 2022 semester. Members of the university community are invited to take part in a community survey to offer input and insight to aid in the search.

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