University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Chaouki Abdallah has announced the appointment of Catherine (Kate) Krause as Dean of both the Honors College and Dean of University College respectively. She was appointed on August 15, 2012.
"Dr. Krause distinguished herself as a faculty member and in the last year as the Interim then dean of University College. She has provided steady leadership this past year quickly establishing herself as a champion of student success, and I look forward to working with her in her new capacity in the upcoming academic year. A national search for the permanent Dean position will begin in the fall." said Abdallah.
"I am honored and humbled to be given this opportunity at exactly this moment. This year UNM will launch several student-centric initiatives including the new Honors College, an intensive review of the Freshman Year Experience, and innovative interdisciplinary programs in University College. Change is in the air at UNM, and I look forward to working with my colleagues across campus to seize this chance to benefit our students." said Krause.
Krause is a professor in the Department of Economics. She grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota and earned her B.A. at the University of Minnesota in 1977 and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1981. After practicing law for several years in St. Louis, Missouri she returned to school. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics in 1996 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and joined the UNM faculty that year.
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