Marian University establishes two new colleges

February 21, 2017

Marian University has re-organized its academic structure from four schools to two colleges, in order to better serve students. This change creates the new College of the Professions from what had been separate schools of education, business, and nursing and health professions. This new college will be led by Dean Linda Matheson, RN, Ph.D. The School of Arts and Sciences will now be the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, and will be led by Dean Michelle Majewski, Psy.D.

“The timing was right for us, as a university, to take this step,” said Marian University’s Vice President of Academic Affairs Russel K. Mayer, Ph.D. “This administrative reorganization will allow us more opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. It allows us to enhance current programs and develop new programs that align with the needs of today’s undergraduate and graduate students.”

“This builds on our recent tuition reduction and continues our commitment to our students,” said Marian’s President Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D. “Through this change, Marian University will continue its mission of offering quality, affordable educational opportunities.”

Former Dean of the School of Education, Kelly Chaney, Ph.D., will now serve as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Education. In addition to this institutional reorganization, Marian University will also establish a new unit for adult and online studies, strategically expanding its offerings for working professionals. The search for a dean to lead this new unit is underway.