Abigail Van Slyck, Dayton Professor of Art History, was appointed Dean of the Faculty on Sept. 23, 2014.
The highest ranking officer after the president, the dean of the faculty is responsible for providing academic leadership for the College and its faculty. The dean of the faculty provides leadership for the College’s educational mission, supports faculty development, and ensures the quality of the College curriculum. The dean is responsible for overseeing all academic departments, programs, and interdisciplinary centers, as well as the department of Physical Education and Athletics; stewarding the appointment, promotion and tenure of individual faculty members; identifying new chairs and program directors; reviewing the faculty compensation program; and administering the academic budget.
Those reporting to the Dean of the Faculty include the Associate Dean of the Faculty, the Associate Dean for Global Initiatives, the Director of Athletics, the Registrar, the Director of the Children’s Program, the Director of the Arboretum, and the Director of Arts Programming.