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Donna LaVoie   

Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Dean LaVoie establishes the college’s goals and budgeting priorities, serves as liaison to other schools and the higher administration, deals with personnel issues, coordinates and evaluates chairs and program directors and develops rank and tenure recommendations.

April Trees

Associate Dean, Graduate Affairs

As associate dean of graduate education, April Trees oversees graduate student concerns. She also oversees the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Faculty Selection Committee and monitors graduate program quality through assessment.

Gary Barker

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Affairs

As associate dean for undergraduate education, Gary Barker oversees undergraduate student affairs and curricular issues. He also works with the associate dean for planning and resources to monitor undergraduate program quality.

Kathleen Llewellyn

Associate Dean, Distance Education and International Initiatives

Laurie Russell

Associate Dean, Science and Technology

College of Arts and Science Staff

Becky Ball, Office Manager


Oversees all Workday and related processes regarding adjunct faculty hires, work-study students, and student workers, oversight and coordination of all processes and budgets related to hiring and compensation of non-full time faculty and other personnel, which includes processes related to hiring personnel from grants. Reports to the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research in the College and is responsible for the preparation of reports and records related to adjunct hiring in the College to ensure compliance with our bargaining agreement with the SEIU for these faculty. Establishes regular meetings with department level administrative support staff in the college to provide information and guidance regarding processes, operations, and procedures.

Jane Beckerle, Administrative Assistant


Administrative Assistant Jane Beckerle coordinates the Outstanding Senior Award Ceremony, the College’s Fall Welcome Event and the pre-commencement program booklet. She also works with office staff members and other departments to process forms, transfer files and update academic information.

Jon Graser, Data Coordinator   


Student Records Assistant Jon Graser provides support for the associate dean for undergraduate education and the advising staff. He assists with graduation verification and degree audit troubleshooting for college, runs graduation reports, facilitates Faculty Council communication, and maintains physical and electronic files.

Delia King,Business Manager  


Financial Coordinator Delia King processes IT and grant-related purchases for the college. She is the Dean's Office liaison for activity insight reporting and oversees space and facility issues. 

Chris Pudlowski, Assistant to the Dean  

Assistant to the Dean, Chris Pudlowski handles a wide range of administrative and executive support-related tasks. She coordinates many activities contributing to the efficient daily operation of the Dean's Office, including assisting with meetings and travel plans, collecting department and program annual reports , Mellon and Stolle applications, and promoting professional relationships between the College and other units in the University. Chris is also responsible for processing the Rank & Tenure, Emeritus and Sabbatical applications as the Dean's office liaison to the College Arts & Sciences Rank & Tenure Committee and UCART. 

Jeremy Nagle, Web Marketing Manager 


 Jeremy Nagle is responsible for the College's internal and external digital and print communications, as well as integrating the College Marketing Plan. He manages and coordinates all web-related projects for departments and programs within the College of Arts and Sciences and is the College liaison to the University’s Marketing and Communication Division and related University committees.

Cathy Zimmer, Business Manager  


Business Manager Cathy Zimmer manages all graduate education and sponsored program budgets. She also reviews and approves all eMOAs and EPAFS for positions funded from sponsored program budgets.