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The dean is the chief academic and financial officer of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The dean works closely with associate deans and Dean’s Office teams to fulfill the mission of the College and serve our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Interim Dean

Interim Dean John Colombo
John Colombo

Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Associate Deans

Ben Eggleston
Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs
Tamara Falicov
Associate Dean for Research
Nicole Hodges Persley
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Holly Storkel
Associate Dean for Academic Innovation and Student Success
Joy Ward
Associate Dean for Science Research


Kristi Henderson
Chief of Staff & Communications
Linda Bonebrake
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Rae Ann Brown
Administrative Assistant
Amanda Burghart
Executive Assistant
Mercedes Bounthapanya
Administrative Associate/DEI Coordinator
Administrative Associate for Research
Jill Mignacca
Administrative Affairs Coordinator