Liberal Arts & Sciences

Dr. Laurie McMillan Named Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Dr. Laurie McMillan

March 21, 2023
KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Dr. Laurie McMillan has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kutztown University, effective immediately. McMillan has served as associate dean of the college since 2020, and interim dean since 2022.

“Dr. McMillan has been a collaborative colleague and a strong advocate for the faculty, staff and students of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,” said Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “Her experience and attention to interpersonal interaction brought her to the forefront in a very competitive national pool. I am so pleased to be able to continue to work with her in this capacity and welcome her insight and leadership.”

While serving as associate dean since 2020, McMillan was responsible for course scheduling, program assessment and a variety of projects and initiatives within the dean's office that assist and support students and faculty. She and her team of principal investigators were recently awarded a near-$300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to identify underlying drivers of systemic gender inequities affecting STEM faculty and create a data-informed five-year plan to advance organizational change.