BGSU taps Grand Valley State Administrator Ellen Schendel as Dean of Arts and Sciences – BG Independent News

Dr. Ellen Schendel (photo by Grand Valley State University)


After a competitive national search, Bowling Green State University announced Dr. Ellen Schendel as the next Dean of College of Arts and Sciences. She will join BGSU on June 20, 2022.

Dr. Schendel is currently Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where her responsibilities include coordinating and approving new program development, international education, and student support and guidance. university-wide curricular innovations. Under his direction, Grand Valley State University launched more than 30 new graduate and undergraduate programs, certificates and badges. Its work has also resulted in a new annual academic program review process to assess the health of programs and provide guidance for improving and improving educational offerings.

“Dr. Schendel is a proven collaborator and will focus on student success and program excellence at Bowling Green State University,” said Joe B. Whitehead Jr., provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. and female students.” Dr. Schendel will be instrumental in fulfilling the college’s mission of providing the foundation for liberal arts and science education at our university, as well as exploring how our academic programs and interdisciplinary work are integral to solving the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow.

Dr. Schendel holds a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville. She was tenured and promoted to Full Professor in the Writing Department at Grand Valley State University, and her academic research is primarily focused on writing assessment. She has also served as associate dean at Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies and acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Grand Valley State.


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