College of Design
College of Design

Dean Search

National Search for Dean
College of Design, University of Minnesota


Search Committee


Jean Quam (Chair) | Dean and Professor, College of Education and Human Development

Sarah Alfalah | Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Instructor, and Research Assistant, Graphic Design Program, Design, Housing, & Apparel

Abimbola (Abi) Asojo | Professor and Director of Interior Design Program, Design, Housing, and Apparel

Michael Bjornberg | Project Manager and Architect, HGA Architects and Engineers; Assistant Adjunct Professor/Professor in Practice, School of Architecture

Elizabeth “Missy” Bye | Professor, Apparel Design, and Head, Design, Housing, & Apparel

William Conway | Professor, School of Architecture

Patrick English | Undergraduate Student, Architecture

Joe Favour | Associate Professor in Practice and Interim Head, Landscape Architecture

Richard Graves | Associate Professor and Director of Center for Sustainable Building Research, School of Architecture

Hyunjoo Im | Assistant Professor, Retail Merchandising Program, Design, Housing, & Apparel

Kate Maple | Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Student Services, College of Design

Lin Nelson-Mayson | Director, Goldstein Museum of Design; Director of Graduate Studies, Museum Studies Graduate Minor; Board Chair, Minnesota Association of Museums






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Search Process

Executive Vice President and Provost Hanson has announced the appointment of Carol Strohecker as the next dean of the College of Design following a national search convened in May 2016. The search was stewarded by a 12-member search committee, with input from internal and external stakeholders. Public interviews with four finalists took place in late 2016.



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Jean Quam,

Search Committee chair

Kate Tyler,

Assistant to the Provost and lead staff to committee





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College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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