Kari Schimmel named Interim Dean of Arts and Communication

Kari Schimmel has agreed to serve as the Interim Dean of Arts and Communication from August 21, 2015 to January 4, 2016. Kari replaces Christopher Gray, who is leaving to take a position in Indiana.

Kari’s knowledge, skills, and relationships built as a full-time faculty member over the course of the past 11 years, along with her leadership experiences as co-chair of the Assessment of Student Learning Committee and Speech Team Coach/Coordinator helped with this decision. Kari earned both a Master of Arts in Communication Theory and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Northern Illinois University.

Kari’s office will be 124A and office phone number will remain Ext. 5590.

Please join me in welcoming Kari as interim dean and wishing Christopher well in his new position.

Submitted by Dr. Margaret Swanson, Interim Provost.