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Donna LaVoie   


Dean Donna 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.

Associate Deans

Gary Barker

Senior associate dean for administration and undergraduate affairs

Gary Barker, senior associate dean, coordinates the work and planning of the CAS deans, serves as liaison to University undergraduate curriculum and academic policy committees, and oversees college undergraduate curriculum, degree conferral and student academic issues.

Dan Kozlowski

Associate dean for faculty affairs 

Dan Kozlowski, associate dean, guides faculty orientation, development, and mentoring; aids and advises department chairs; and oversees faculty workload processes. He also works with the college’s web marketing manager to promote the college online.

Katrina Moore

Associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement

Katrina Moore, associate dean, guides and advises the dean, associate deans, chairs and directors in the College of Arts and Sciences on diversity, equity and inclusion matters. She coordinates and identifies program and academic initiatives that expand support for faculty, staff and students.

Jennifer Popiel

Associate dean for research and graduate affairs

Jennifer Popiel, associate dean, oversees graduate academic affairs; supports programs, faculty, and graduate students; and promotes research excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Laurie Russell

Associate dean for student success and academic innovation

Laurie Russell, associate dean, facilitates efforts that support student academic success, assists departments and programs within the College of Arts and Sciences in planning for programmatic needs, and supports planning for new academic initiatives.

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 compensating non-full-time faculty and other personnel, including hiring personnel from grants. Reports to the college's associate dean for faculty affairs and research and is responsible for preparing 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.

Jon Graser, data coordinator   


Jon Graser, student records assistant, supports 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  


Delia King, business manager, processes IT and grant-related purchases for the college. She oversees space and facility issues and is the dean's office liaison for activity insight reporting. 

Sabrina LeBlanc, coordinator


Sabrina LeBlanc coordinates academic probation, the Outstanding Senior Award Ceremony, and the pre-commencement program booklet. She liaises with CAS Advising and supports the graduate and undergraduate associate deans on various projects. She also works with office staff members and other departments to process forms, transfer files and update academic information.

Jeremy Nagle, web marketing manager 


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

Chris Pudlowski, assistant to the dean


Chris Pudlowski, assistant to the dean, 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 and tenure, emeritus and sabbatical applications as the dean's office liaison to the College Arts and Sciences' Rank and Tenure Committee and UCART. 

Cathy Zimmer, business manager  


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