Graduate Studies

Dr. Michelle Kiec named Interim VP of Extended and Lifelong Learning, and Dean of Graduate Studies

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Dr. Michelle Kiec, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, will serve as the interim vice provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning and dean of Graduate Studies.

Kiec has led KU's College of Visual and Performing Arts since 2017. She has developed the strategic plan and vision for the college, comprising more than 1,600 students and 120 faculty and staff across six departments. She continues to recruit, retain and support highly qualified and diverse tenured, tenure-track and fixed-term faculty.

"Dr. Kiec brings significant leadership, curricular, and teaching experience to this position, which will serve the university well as we work to increase our engagement of underserved audiences in the region and beyond," said Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, KU's provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. "I look forward to continuing to work with her in this new role to develop our strength in graduate, extended and lifelong learning programs."

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