Craig Hansen named College of Liberal Arts dean

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Craig Hansen

Craig Hansen, professor and chair, Communication, Writing and the Arts (CWA) Department, has accepted a two-year interim appointment as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts, effective July 1. Hansen has been a faculty member at Metropolitan State for 23 years.

Since coming to Metro, he has served two terms as chair of CWA and a term as co-chair of the Writing Department. Hansen has also been the director of the MS in Technical Communication since 1999. He received his undergraduate and M.A. degrees from the University of Illinois–Urbana and his PhD from the University of Minnesota.

“Dr. Hansen commands the respect of his peers and colleagues and I am impressed with his strategic thinking and interpersonal skills,” said Ginny Arthur, executive vice president and provost. “The academic deans, AVP of enrollment management, the dean of students and I are excited to welcome Dr. Hansen to the Academic and Student Affairs leadership team.”