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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

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Latest Updates

Parker Executive Search was selected as the executive search firm for the College of Public Health Dean search. Candidates will be recruited over the next couple of months. We prefer that all nominations and recommendations be submitted by March 13, 2015. 

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

Please submit your nominations and recommendations to:

Laurie C. Wilder, President

Porsha L. Williams, Vice President

Parker Executive Search

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Atlanta, GA 30328 || 

770-804-1996, ext. 109 or 117


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