HENDERSON – Nevada State College, one of the fastest growing colleges in the nation, announced Dr. Elizabeth Gunn as the new Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Before accepting a position with Nevada State College, Gunn served as Associate Dean of Academic Programs at Rutgers University in New Jersey since 2017. Prior to working at Rutgers University, Gunn was an Associate Professor of World Languages and International Studies at Morgan State University in Maryland.
“We are fortunate that Dr. Gunn’s impressive professional journey includes several leadership and teaching roles that gave her extensive experience working with student populations similar to our own,” said Vickie Shields, Ph.D., provost and vice president of Nevada State College. “In each of these positions, she demonstrated a sincere willingness to foster collaboration and inclusivity, a commitment to scholarship and interdisciplinary research, and the ability to develop and foster community partnerships.”
Gunn received her M.B.A. in Business Management from John Hopkins University in 2018 after receiving an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in Publishing Arts in 2015 from University of Baltimore. In 2004, Gunn earned her Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Gunn will begin her tenure as Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences remotely on Jan 1, 2021 as she is slated to move to Henderson no later than March 1, 2021.
ABOUT NEVADA STATE COLLEGE
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is one of the fastest-growing colleges in the country and the fastest growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 7,000 students and more than 800 full- and part-time employees. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.
Maddie Skains, MassMedia