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Transylvania searching for vice president and dean

Responsible for enriching and expanding academic programs

Responsible for enriching and expanding academic programs

LEXINGTON Ky. (Aug. 14, 2014) — As part of a broader leadership transformation that began with selecting a new president, Transylvania University has begun a search for a vice president for academic affairs and dean of the university. Michael J. Bell is serving as interim vice president and dean of the university.

Transylvania University is located in Lexington, Ky.
Transylvania University is located in Lexington, Ky.

The new dean will help lead the campus community as the school carries out the Transylvania 2020 strategic plan — a roadmap that provides a vision and direction for enhancing student success and curricular innovation.

A member of the executive cabinet, the dean is responsible for enriching and expanding academic programs while overseeing the university’s library, writing center, study abroad program, first-year academic experience, and career development and registrar offices.

As the university enters a bold new era, it is looking for a dean who is not only an accomplished scholar, educator and administrator—but also someone with a strong commitment to liberal education, shared governance and collegial problem solving.

The dean will work closely with President Seamus Carey, who already has made an impact in his first few weeks at Transylvania with the introduction of his new mentoring program, 100 Doors to Success. The initiative pairs first-year students with alumni who can share insights into building successful careers.