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VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota has announced three finalists for the College of Arts & Sciences Dean following a national search that started in November 2021.
Campus interviews will take place between late February through mid-March, 2022.
“The USD College of Arts & Sciences is well-positioned to continue its success in offering a world-class education to students who are dedicated to lifelong pursuits for truth, learning, personal responsibility, global stewardship and innovative problem solving,” said Neil Fulton, USD dean of the Knudson School of Law and chair of the search committee said. “Through outstanding teaching and mentorship, cutting-edge research, and creative scholarship, and committed service and engagement, the College of Arts & Sciences educates and graduates the leaders who will solve the future’s most pressing challenges. We are confident our next dean will help to elevate USD as a national and international leader in the liberal arts and sciences.”
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USD’s College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college’s more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.
Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.