Liberal Arts dean finalists

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mark Springer, candidate for CLA dean

Mark Springer, candidate for CLA dean.

Carol F. Richardson, candidate for CLA dean Richard Finkelstein, candidate for CLA dean Mark Springer, candidate for CLA dean George Arasimowicz, candidate for CLA dean 

Four finalists have been named in the search for a new dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

Finalists will be interviewed on campus and will participate in open sessions with students, faculty, staff and community members. The position is expected to be filled July 1.

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is a grouping of 12 academic departments and two other academic entities. Among the departments are English, History, Mass Communications, Psychology and Music.

CLA is one of the St. Cloud State's largest organizational units. View the university's academic organizational chart (PDF).

The finalists are:

  • Mark Springer, interim dean, College of Liberal Arts, St. Cloud State. Springer holds a doctorate in music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. View Springer's curriculum vitae (PDF). View his campus schedule (PDF).

  • George Arasimowicz, professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills. View Arasimowicz' curriculum vitae (PDF). View his campus schedule (PDF).

  • Carol P. Richardson, past Dean of the College of Letters, Art and Social Sciences/Professor of Music, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. View Richardson's curriculum vitae (PDF). View her campus schedule (PDF).

  • Richard Finkelstein, dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. View Finkelstein's curriculum vitae (PDF). View his campus schedule (PDF).

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. With the assistance of the Associate Dean, the dean provides leadership, planning, coordination and management of personnel, programs and services for both the School of Arts and the College of Liberal Arts.

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