Provost announces new College of Arts and Sciences dean

by Denise Runge, UAA Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs  |   

Dr. Jenny McNulty
Dr. Jenny McNulty

Dear UAA Faculty and Staff,

I am pleased to announce Dr. Jenny McNulty has accepted the role of dean of the UAA College of Arts and Sciences, with a start date of July 1, 2021.

An experienced leader in higher education, Dr. McNulty comes to UAA from Montana, where she is currently the interim provost and vice chancellor of academic and student affairs at the University of Montana Western and a tenured full professor at the University of Montana. She is a mathematician with a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina who strongly believes that a well-rounded education, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, best serves students today and in the future. Her experience working within a multicampus system of higher education, and in scaling mentorship and first year experience programs, will prove invaluable to the college and to UAA. Please join me in welcoming Dr. McNulty to the UAA community.

Thank you to all members of our campus communities who attended virtual forums and shared feedback during the recruitment process. Special gratitude goes to search committee chairs Mary Jo Finney and Toby Widdicombe and members Eric Murphy, Mari Hahn, Joan Haig, Jason Burkhead, Ginger Blackmon, Bill Myers, Leslie Redmond, Toby Long, John Moore and Jayna Combs.

In other leadership news, we'll soon be announcing the conclusion of other searches including the College of Engineering dean, College of Business & Public Policy dean, Institutional Research director and Multicultural Center director. UA Interim President Pat Pitney will be announcing the new UAA chancellor next week as well.

Denise Runge
UAA Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

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