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    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 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.