Office of the Dean
The duties and influence of a dean vary slightly, depending on the faculty, but in general deans’ roles are very similar. Deans play a central role, individually and as a group, in the college's academic administration.
Deans are involved centrally in issues including strategic planning, budget, curriculum, facilities and research. Moreover, they are key participants in external relations of the university, including fundraising, alumni relations, economic development, political priorities and public relations.
Deans support and promote the highest quality educational programs, research, public service and economic development activities of their respective faculties and departments.