It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Kathryn Meier, a higher education management and business communications professional, has been named the Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, effective Feb. 1. This is the College’s first such position.
As part of my senior staff team,
Meier will work closely with associate deans, department heads, communications staff, and other senior staff to find ways for us to extend the visibility of College programs and cultivate strategic partnerships. In this new, outward-facing role, she will guide the coordination of our activities to leverage them in the advancement of our research, education, and outreach missions, and create/implement strategic growth opportunities. She will be the convener of the College’s external focused staff, with the goal of expanding our marketing, recruitment, and corporate and alumni relations.