College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The Dean's Office serves as the executive arm of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, responsible for the administration of all academic, administrative and financial aspects. To these ends, the Dean's Office works to lead and support the work of the College's departments and programs as they strive for academic excellence.


Oversees all functions of the College and sets the course for our future.

Administrative Affairs

Tasked with providing resources to help the College’s faculty and staff succeed.


Manages the College's finances and resource allocation.


Informs the public about happenings in the College and manages our social media and web properties.


The College’s DEI plan will guide our efforts in transforming our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The College has a few governing bodies that provide policy and guidance for many of our operations.

Policies & Procedures

Learn more about the policies and procedures for the College.


Focused on making the College a strong research school at KU and nationally.

Student Success

Works to ensure the College is providing our students with best tools to succeed.

Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

John Colombo

John Colombo
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