President Olson Announces Academic Restructuring

By | November 9, 2021

In a letter to the campus community, Daemen President Gary Olson announced that the college will restructure its academic departments from divisions to schools. The plan was originally proposed by the Academic Affairs Restructuring Task Force and supported by the Faculty Senate and the faculty at large.

President Gary Olson

This new model will see two academic divisions become three schools in the near term – the School of Arts, Sciences, and Education; the School of Business and Human Services; and the School of Health Professions – with another school in the planning stages that will be announced at a later date, pending state and accreditor approval.

Each school will be led by an appointed administrative dean.

“This restructuring will greatly improve efficiencies and leadership structures while also helping to increase enrollment,” said Olson. “This proposal received overwhelming support from the faculty at large.”

“As the college continues to advance and become more sophisticated, this critical improvement to our structure and operations will benefit the college tremendously,” added Olson.

Michael Brogan, senior vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college, chaired the task force.