On Sept. 30, Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber and Provost Joan F. Lorden announced the University will undertake a review of the organization of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS). The review will ensure the University is appropriately structured to support the goals of the new strategic plan and enable continued excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.
The Committee on CLAS Review has been appointed by Lorden and is charged it to:
Review all options for the organization of CLAS, from its present organization to internal changes or even the creation of a new college
Identify the strengths and weaknesses associated with each option
Identify how each option aligns with the new strategic plan
Prepare a summary report
Chaired by Jennifer Troyer, dean of the Belk College of Business, the Committee on CLAS Review is composed of the following additional members:
Glenn Boreman, chair, Department of Physics and Optical Science
Cheryl Brown, chair, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Christopher Cameron, interim chair, Department of Africana Studies
Bernadette Donovan-Merkert, chair, Department of Chemistry
Scott Fitzgerald, chair, Department of Sociology
Lan Kolano, chair, Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education
Joanne Maguire, chair, Department of Religious Studies
Fatma Mili, dean, College of Computing and Informatics
Brook Muller, dean, College of Arts + Architecture
Jay Raja, senior associate provost, Academic Affairs
After conducting an initial analysis, the committee will present possible options for organizing CLAS and solicit input from CLAS faculty, staff, administrators and students as well as from stakeholders and other appropriate units.
Any member of the campus community who has questions is encouraged to reach out to committee members.