As of November 1, 2023, Biology Instructor and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Rebecca Benard has begun serving as the Interim Dean of Undergraduate Advising while a national search is conducted. She comes into the position with a wealth of teaching and administrative experience and has won several awards for undergraduate teaching and mentoring. From The Daily:
Her demonstrated leadership and expertise as an associate dean in the college was called upon during summer 2023 to help execute the reorganization of student affairs and implement the new Unified General Education Requirement beginning in fall 2023. Benard was an instrumental partner working alongside the advising leadership team and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Peter Whiting to establish policies and functions of the new Office of Undergraduate Advising Support (UAS) and four-year advisors.
Best of luck to Dr. Benard in her new role as she continues serving the College of Arts and Sciences in her Associate Dean position.
Read the full Daily article here.