Dean of the Honors College Search

Lamar University, a public, Carnegie Doctoral Research University, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the new Honors College.

The University Honors Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Great Plains Honors College. In fall 2013, approximately 300 high-ability students from all Lamar University colleges (Arts & Sciences, Business, Education & Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts & Communication) are members of the Program and complement the requirements of their majors with Honors course work (general education core Honors sections, Honors Seminars, Honors Contracts, Petitions for Honors Credit, Honors Independent Study, Honors Thesis) and relevant community service to earn the designation as an Honors Program Graduate.

The new Honors College officially will begin in fall 2014 with a new substantial endowment along with existing scholarship endowments.

The Founding Dean must be a person of vision and integrity, with strong communication skills, commitment to excellence, an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrable success in innovative programming, and an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary curricula, programs, and alliances. The Dean is the chief executive officer, budgetary and programmatic authority, and academic leader of the College, a member of the Academic Council of Deans, and reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.