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Dr. Lynn Disbrow appointed dean of Arts and Humanities

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June 15, 2016
For immediate release:

Dr. Lynn Disbrow appointed dean of Arts and Humanities

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College president J. Cameron West and provost Chad Eggleston announced today the appointment of Dr. Lynn Disbrow, professor of communication studies, as dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Huntingdon College.

A member of the Huntingdon faculty since 2011, Disbrow has served in a number of key roles, including chairing the Department of Communication Studies and Psychology and the Tenure, Promotion, and Development Committee. She has also served on two committees tasked with revisions to the College’s general education curriculum.

Disbrow was selected to serve as a member of the National Communication Association Presidential Task Force on Competencies in Introductory Communication Courses. An article she co-authored with task force members, “The development of a set of core communication competencies for introductory communication courses,” was published in Communication Education, the premier national scholarly journal for communication pedagogy. Disbrow was among six national team leaders in a three-year Lumina Foundation/National Communication Association grant creating learning outcomes for the communication discipline. An article stemming from that work, “‘Diversity Matters’ Continued: Student Learning Outcomes in Communication,” will be published in an upcoming issue of Communication Education.

As a member of and leader in the National Communication Association, Disbrow has served as the director of the Educational Policies Board, a role which placed her on the executive council of that organization. Each year, the NCA grants the Lynn M. Disbrow Advisor of the Year Award.

“Dr. Disbrow has distinguished herself as a scholar and teacher over a career in academia that spans 28 years,” said Eggleston. “She has been a leader among us for the duration of her service at Huntingdon College, and I am delighted to formalize her excellent work in this way. Dr. Disbrow is particularly gifted in developing innovative pedagogies that focus on active student engagement, and for this reason she is especially well-equipped to address our challenges while creating myriad opportunities for our faculty and students. While her CV is impressive, what I appreciate most about her is her honesty, passion, and keen sense of vocation.”

“Dr. Disbrow’s strength as a leader and compassion as a teacher are both exemplary and inspirational,” said West. “The School of Arts and Humanities is central to our work as a liberal arts college. I am particularly excited about her ability to lead our faculty as we complete revisions to our general education curriculum through an academic enhancement plan and as we continue to improve student persistence to graduation. She brings further strength to a Provost’s Council that is already replete with talent, and I look forward to watching her lead for years to come.”

As the dean of the School of Arts and the Humanities, Disbrow succeeds Dr. Frank Buckner, who will continue his service as associate provost on the Provost’s Council.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. In 2014 The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized Huntingdon among “The Fastest Growing Colleges in America,” and Huntingdon has been named among the top regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and by the Princeton Review.

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Suellen (Su) Ofe
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for Marketing and Communications
Huntingdon College
1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591