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Beougher Named Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

November 30, 2016

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University has named Dr. David Beougher, Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences effective immediately.  Beougher has served as interim dean since March, 2015.  He replaces Dr. Anne Zayaitz who was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at KU in May. 

Beougher served as associate dean for the college since 2012.  Prior to that he was an assistant professor of history at the United States Military Academy at West Point and chair of the Department of Military Science and Leadership at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti.  He has had articles published on a variety of topics including medieval warfare and military logistics. 

Beougher retired from the United States Army in 2012 with more than 22 years of service.  He held positions, primarily dealing with logistics and strategical planning, in Turkey, Haiti, Somalia, Kuwait, Germany, Iraq and Korea. 

He is a two-time recipient of the Omar N. Bradley Historical Research Fellowship.

"I am very pleased to have Dr. David Beougher as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences," said Zayaitz.  "He is an experienced leader who cares deeply about students, helping them to succeed academically at Kutztown University.  David has demonstrated a deep commitment to moving the college forward through his support of faculty professional development, new program design and implementation, program review and assessment, and student recruitment and retention efforts."

"The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides an exciting, relevant and challenging academic environment for our students that prepare them for success in life and careers," said Beougher.  "I am thankful to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated staff and faculty on behalf of our students."

Beougher holds a bachelor's degree in modern European studies and American history from Vanderbilt University, Nashville.  He earned a master's degree in history and a doctorate in medieval history from the Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.  Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest of the four colleges at Kutztown University.  Its 14 academic departments offer courses based in the rich liberal arts heritage of higher education.