Berry named new Dean of Arts & Sciences at DSU

Dr. Stacey Berry has been named Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Dakota State University.

Provost Rebecca Hoey announced the hiring following a nationwide search.

Hoey says Dr. Berry has earned the trust of her colleagues through years of service to the University and has demonstrated her leadership and ability to move things forward consistently across diverse roles.

Berry came to DSU in 2010 as a professor in the English program, and has expanded her duties with additional roles as the coordinator of undergraduate research, and chair of the Institutional Review Board.

Berry says Arts & sciences play an important part in the special focus of the institution. As employers increasingly recognize that critical thinking, communication, and creativity are essential in the workplace, Berry says she remains focused on the employability skills of DSU graduates. 

Berry will replace interim Dean Mark Spanier, who has led the college for the past year. She will begin her duties this month.