Building on a legacy of ‘bigger and bolder’
Following a national search, Dr. Shawn Wahl was named dean of the College of Arts and Letters in March 2019.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to lead the College of Arts and Letters. I look forward to continuing to work with faculty, staff, students, alumni and the arts community to advance and build on the college’s tradition of excellence,” Wahl said.
“All seven of our academic programs continue to rise," he said. "I am committed to advocating for transformational structures that provide our students high-quality learning conditions that help them prepare for jobs across industries."
Wahl credits decades of expert leadership, at both the college and university levels, with this success. “We’re continuing to expand and build on the foundation that’s made the college what it is today."
In addition, Wahl values the role the college plays in the community: facilitating global perspectives, fostering dialogue and advocating for the visual and performing arts.
“These initiatives provide important channels for the community to engage with the university.”