Galanes named dean of the College of Arts and Letters
“In conclusion of our internal search, I am pleased to announce the July 1 appointment of Dr. Gloria Galanes as dean of the College of Arts and Letters. She is a proven leader who has served MSU well over the past 27 years through her faculty and administrative roles,” said Provost Frank Einhellig. “Gloria is well-known and respected in the local community and across the campus. I look forward to working with her in the dean’s role as we continue to build on the excellent traditions and the reputation for quality education provided by the Missouri State University College of Arts and Letters.”
Galanes’ appointment will be officially approved by the Board of Governors at its next meeting May 16. She will receive $126,000 annually.
“I am honored to have been selected to represent the wonderful, creative faculty and outstanding students in the college,” said Galanes. “We look forward to building on our past successes. Our goal is to be the first choice for students in Missouri who want to study in any of the arts and letters departments that comprise our college.”
Galanes, a professor of communication and a faculty member at Missouri State since 1986, replaced former COAL Dean Dr. Carey Adams as interim dean on July 1, 2012. She has assumed many leadership roles within the university, including service as acting dean of COAL, acting department head of communication and mass media, founding director of citizenship and service learning, and Provost Fellow for Public Affairs. She has also been actively involved in the community, including roles on the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Mayor’s Commission for Children.
Galanes has received numerous awards for her teaching, research and service including the Excellence in Community Service Award (2009), the COAL Excellence in Research Award (2005), Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member (2010, 2005, 1996) and the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (1993).
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