Frank appointed dean of undergraduate studies at Kennesaw State University
Mary Lou Bryant Frank has been appointed dean of undergraduate studies and general education at…
Georgia (Jun 20, 2001) — Frank appointed dean of undergraduate studies at Kennesaw State University
Mary Lou Bryant Frank has been appointed dean of undergraduate studies and general
education at Kennesaw State University. Frank replaced retiring Dean Joanne Fowler
on June 1.
With a Ph.D. in psychology and two master¹s degrees‚ one in counseling‚ and one in psychology‚ Frank has held many academic and administrative positions in higher education‚ most recently chairing the department of psychology and sociology at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega‚ Ga.
"The possibility of working with programs at Kennesaw State University is exciting to me‚" Frank said. "Having a background in the sciences‚ social sciences‚ arts and humanities and honors programs‚ I have an awareness of the challenges facing these undergraduate professions and programs. Likewise‚ the breadth and scope of these fields provide opportunities to help individuals connect across disciplines."
"Dr. Frank brings a wonderful array of academic‚ administrative and professional skills and experiences that are well suited to the diverse responsibilities of the undergraduate dean¹s role‚" said Edwin Rugg‚ vice president for academic affairs. "Her personal and professional commitment to advancing the ideals of general education‚ honors programs and student success is exceptional. Her professional counseling skills and interpersonal effectiveness will be invaluable. We are also extremely pleased to attract an educational leader who is a role model and mentor for women in higher education and the counseling profession."
A native of Colorado‚ Frank plans to continue living in Dahlonega with Ken‚ her husband of almost 28 years‚ because the younger of her two daughters‚ Kendra‚ is still in high school. Kendra is a sophomore at Brenau Academy in Gainesville‚ Ga. Frank¹s husband heads the conflict resolution and legal studies department at Brenau Women¹s College. Her older daughter‚ Kari Lou‚ is a graduate student at the College of William & Mary in Virginia‚ where she¹ll soon be graduating with duel degrees in law and public policy.
Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 13‚500‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.