Department Chairs Home

Current Officers (2023)

Chair: Karen Daas
Vice Chair: Angela Speck
Secretary: Juan Gutierrez
Parliamentarian: Thad Barlet
HOP Liaison: Richard Hartley 
Faculty Senate Liaison: Mark Bayer

The department chair is responsible for …

  • providing leadership to the department in the creation and implementation of its strategic plan and academic mission
  • facilitating appropriate mentoring of faculty and staff
  • managing the department’s routine internal affairs including assisting students with academic concerns
  • managing departmental resources
  • assisting the dean in formulating and implementing college policy
  • communicating university policy and processes to faculty
  • establishing links to the community.