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Following an extensive national search, finalists have been identified for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Finalists will be on campus throughout November. Campus and community members are invited to attend a public forum where each candidate will share their views on the value of a liberal arts education and the role of general education. Feedback on each candidate will be invited following each campus visit. For more information about each candidate, zoom links, and how to provide feedback please visit the CAS Dean Search webpage.


Please note: Zoom links will be added to the CAS Dean Search webpage the day before each forum.



Thursday, November 9, 2023 | CEC 201/205/209

Dr. Ata Sarajedini, Professor of Physics and former Dean, Florida Atlantic University


Monday, November 13, 2023 | CEC 201/205/209

Dr. Melanie Bloom, Interim Dean, UNO College of Arts and Sciences


Monday, November 27, 2023 | CEC 201/205/209

Dr. Phillip Funk, Director of Pathways Honors Program and former Associate Dean, DePaul University


Thursday, November 30, 2023 | CEC 201/205/209

Dr. Randy Adkins, Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Graduate Education, UNO College of Arts and Sciences



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