Has served as interim dean
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (March 1, 2017) — Dr. Diana McGill, a Northern Kentucky University alumna who has spent her entire professional career at NKU, has been named dean of the NKU College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1.
McGill has served as interim dean since July 2016, and brings more than 25 years of experience in teaching and higher education administration. She started as an assistant professor in the NKU Department of Chemistry in 1993, and has served as associate professor, professor, and chair of the department.
As interim dean, McGill worked to develop creative solutions to budget challenges that avoided staff reductions in the college. She has also helped to implement the university’s new budget model within the college.
She served as chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2003-2012, and then returned to the faculty to focus on issues such as retention, advising, and curriculum reform. Along with several other STEM faculty, Dr. McGill also helped direct an NSF S-STEM grant that supports low-income STEM students through a highly successful cohort model.
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college at NKU, accounting for 54 percent of the university’s credit hours awarded.