Menu Menu

Dean, College of Design

About the College

Comprised of the School of Architecture, School of Interiors, and Department of Historic Preservation, the UK College of Design has received a national reputation for excellence through the commitment of its faculty and the spirit, talent and dedication of its students. The college is distinguished as a community where students are encouraged to exchange ideas and explore the interdisciplinary connections that exist among the various practices of design.

By partnering with manufacturers, energy providers, and researchers, the college is not only increasing the intellectual capital of Kentucky, but also applying design thinking to global challenges. Through this approach, the college educates, trains and prepares students for leading roles in an innovation-driven economy.  You will find UK College of Design graduates in positions with leading firms, corporations, and public service.

The School of Architecture in the UK College of Design is the only NAAB-accredited architecture program in Kentucky. The top-rated faculty, internationally renowned studio projects, and state-of-the-art facilities provide students with the necessary skills to compete and excel in a global design market.

As the premier interior design program in the state of Kentucky, the School of Interiors inspires great talent by connecting its graduates to professional practice, design leadership, and community engagement opportunities.  An education from the School of Interiors prepares future designers for private practice, careers in public service, or post-professional education in design or allied fields.

This is a time of growth for the Department of Historic Preservation. The rich history of the Commonwealth provides students with ample occasions to hone their preservation skills in the field. With expanded teaching, assistantship, and research opportunities, the Historic Preservation program continues to attract the best and brightest students and faculty.

Click here to view the UK College of Design website.

Position Description

Once an executive search firm is selected, those consultants will gather input from senior academic leaders and faculty. They will then put together a candidate profile and position description, which will be available here.

Latest Updates

The UK Purchasing Division has released a Request for Proposal for an executive search firm for the recruitment of the Dean of the College of Design.

Advisory Committee

  • Ned Crankshaw, Department of Landscape Architecture, Co-Chair
  • Michael Tick, College of Fine Arts, Co-Chair
  • David Biagi, School of Architecture
  • Allison Carll-White, School of Interiors
  • Anne Filson, School of Architecture
  • Brittany Holian (Student Representative)
  • Ed Holmes, EHI Consultants
  • Patrick Lucas, School of Interiors
  • Ginny Miller, College of Design
  • Roshan Palli (Student Representative)
  • Joe A. Rey-Barreau, School of Interiors
  • Bruce A. Swetnam, School of Architecture

Nominate a Candidate

To nominate a candidate please contact


We value your input. If you have any questions or wish to provide feedback about this search, please contact

Text Only Options

Top of page

Text Only Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a UsableNet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.