Establishment of Batten Honors College Leads Major Changes to Academic Program
The introduction of the Batten Honors College and the formation of academic schools were among a series of changes announced during President Scott D. Miller's State of the College Address on August 23. 

The new academic structure honors longtime supporters of the College, each of whom has served in various capacities on the Board of Trustees. Pictured are (front row, from left) Susan Goode, Jane Batten, Joan Brock; (back row) George and Sue Birdsong. Full Story 

2016 State of the College Address     
Read President Miller's speech in its entirety. More

Photo Gallery  
View images from the Aug. 23 event, which took place in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. More
At the Helm: Academic Leadership
A series of administrative appointments accompany the College's new academic changes. Dr. Timothy O'Rourke will be named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Maynard Schaus will become Associate Provost; Dr. Joyce Easter will serve as the first Dean of the Batten Honors College; Dr. Travis Malone will serve as the Dean of the Susan S. Goode School of Arts and Humanities; Dr. J. Christopher Haley will serve as Kenneth R. Perry Dean of the Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences; and Dr. Robert Albertson will serve as the first Dean of the Birdsong School of Social Science.

Pictured: President Scott D. Miller (center) with (from left) Dr. Tim O'Rourke, Dr. Chris Haley, Dr. Maynard Schaus, Dr. Travis Malone, Dr. Bob Albertson, and Dr. Joyce Easter.


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