Dean's Office

About the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

In collaboration with the President, Provost, and College faculty, the Dean exercises overall responsibility for the operation of the college. This includes establishing academic priorities, providing leadership in strategic and long-range planning, overseeing the recruitment, development, evaluation, and retention of the faculty, managing the college’s financial resources, supporting student retention and success, and working with development and alumni offices in college fundraising efforts. The Dean also represents the college and its academic programs and faculty in cooperative efforts within the university and to off-campus community constituencies.

Staff in the Dean's Office

Marcela Kostihova
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Linnette Werner
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Laurie Schwaab
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Student appointments with the Dean

Students may schedule appointments to meet with the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts; before submitting a request, please read the Student Appointment Guidelines for scheduling an appointment.

Mission and vision

Hamline's mission and vision is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students' knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service.

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