Following a nationwide search, Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., has named Dr. Kathi A. Vosevich dean of its School of Humanities. Currently associate provost and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Shorter University in Rome, Ga., Vosevich will start the new position on July 1.
“We are confident that Dr. Vosevich will be a wonderful leader for the School of Humanities,” said Dr. Marilyn Abbott, Lindenwood University provost and vice president for academic affairs. “She has a strong academic background, coupled with extensive management experience both in academia and in the corporate world.”
At Shorter University, where she has been since 2008, Vosevich is also liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, head of institutional effectiveness and research, director of the Honors program, and a tenured full professor of English. She has also served since 2018 as editor of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society’s publication, Aletheia, for which she was selected from a nationwide search.
“Dr. Vosevich brings not only outstanding academic credentials to the position; her professional experience outside of academia provides students, current and prospective, with an outstanding example of the value of a humanities degree,” said Meredith Marsh, associate professor of geography and Faculty Council representative. “I am eager for the fresh perspective and innovative ideas I am confident that Dr. Vosevich will bring to the School of Humanities.”
In higher education, Vosevich has more than 10 years of senior administration experience and 15 years of teaching experience and has more than 150 academic and corporate publications. In addition, she has more than 10 years of corporate experience with such companies as Microsoft and Sprint. She earned her Ph.D. in English with distinction from the University of Denver and her M.A. in English with distinction from St. Louis University, from which she also earned her B.A. in English, graduating summa cum laude.
“I am humbled and honored to be the next dean of the humanities, and I look forward to working with an impressive and quality faculty,” Vosevich said. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a team that wants to help students do well and do good. I am very happy to be a Lion.”