Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

old morrisonLEXINGTON Ky.—As part of a broader leadership transformation that began
with selecting a new president, Transylvania University has begun a search for a
vice president for academic affairs and dean of the university. Michael J. Bell
is serving as interim vice president and dean of the university.

The new dean will help lead the campus community as the school carries
out the Transylvania 2020
strategic plan—a roadmap that provides a vision and direction for enhancing student
success and curricular innovation.

A member of the executive cabinet, the dean is responsible for
enriching and expanding academic programs while overseeing the university's library,
writing center, study abroad program, first-year academic experience, and career
development and registrar offices.

As the university enters a bold new era, it is looking for a dean who
is not only an accomplished scholar, educator and administrator—but also
someone with a strong commitment to liberal education, shared governance and collegial
problem solving.

The dean will work closely with President Seamus Carey, who already has
made an impact in his first few weeks at Transylvania with the introduction of
his new mentoring program, 100 Doors to Success. The initiative pairs
first-year students with alumni who can share insights into building successful

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