College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Leadership Council

The Dean's Leadership Council, formed in 2005 by Dr. G. David Johnson, now Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, is comprised of civic and community leaders, alumni, donors, and supporters of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dean's Leadership Council's mission is to gather a diverse group of individuals who share an interest in the mission of the College and a commitment to contributing to the success of our students. The Council serves as a source of support and counsel to the Dean of the College, Dr. Andrzej Wierzbicki.



The responsibilities of the Council are to:

  • Assist with strategic planning, helping identify opportunities and priorities for the College from a community perspective;
  • Investigate and suggest public/private and public/public partnership opportunities for the College;
  • Articulate and promote the accomplishments of the faculty, students, and alumni of the College;
  • In some circumstances, participate in the recruitment of key candidates for positions in the College;
  • Facilitate the success of community outreach efforts of the College.


Dean's Council Members, 2017-2018

Dr. Allam Baaheth

Dr. Sally Caldwell

Dr. Woody Hannum

Dr. Paul Helminger

Mr. John McCall

Dr. Pat McCrory

Mr. Bill Openheimer

Ms. Rickie Voit