Office of the Academic Dean

Welcome to Transylvania.

Dr. S. Rebecca Thomas

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Transylvania University. Our priority is to prepare you to lead a purposeful, authentic and successful life. The first step is finding your true path.

Transylvania offers many opportunities to define your interests and your place in the world. Working closely with our esteemed faculty, you will thrive in the multidisciplinary world of the humanities, arts and sciences.

Expect to build a broad foundation across disciplines and perspectives, developing understanding, knowledge and skills—including critical writing and thinking, quantitative reasoning and communication—that are essential to a global society. Through the liberal arts, we prepare you for a life fulfilled and to be ready for multiple pathways in the 21st century.

I encourage you to challenge yourself to try new subjects and activities before choosing from 48 majors and a diverse combination of minors. There is no better way to develop your whole being and discover your true sense of self and vocation.

Transylvania is a supportive community that is committed to your dreams and your personal, academic and professional achievement. I invite you to join us!

Dr. S. Rebecca Thomas
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University